Tag Archives: interfaith dialogue

YEMENI REFUGEE BRINGS STORY TO ABILENE

By LORETTA FULTON Mohammed AL Samawi, a peace activist and author of “The Fox Hunt,” will bring a story of inspiration to Abilene Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 14-15.  The public is invited to his Monday evening presentation, “Building Bridges: Interfaith Dialogue Across the Islamic, Jewish, and Christian Communities.” The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the Mabee Room of

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RELATIONSHIPS, INROADS, HIGHLIGHT INTERFAITH COUNCIL’S 20 YEARS

By LORETTA FULTON For its 20th anniversary celebration, Abilene Interfaith Council did what it does best–provided a venue for meaningful conversation, enlightened with excellent programming, and fed well. The council’s motto is, “Breaking Bread Together in Peace,” and on Sept. 19, members shared much more than bread. A table in Gerhart Hall at the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest

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STUDENTS SHARE EXPERIENCES FROM A WORLD OF RELIGIONS

A panel of McMurry University students and faculty presented the November program for the Abilene Interfaith Council. The 10 students, university chaplain, and two professors talked about their experiences at the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions, held Nov. 1-7 in Toronto. (Photo by Loretta Fulton) By LORETTA FULTON It was like drinking from a firehose, it was a glimpse

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ABILENIANS AT RELIGION PARLIAMENT

Quite a few Abilenians will be in Toronto Nov. 1-7 for the Parliament of the World’s Religions. Chief among them will be Rob Sellers, retired Hardin-Simmons University religion professor, who is chairman of the board of the parliament. Also going will be Jacob Snow of First Central Presbyterian Church and president of the Abilene Interfaith Council. A McMurry University class

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BAPTISTS AND MUSLIMS? ABSOLUTELY

(Editor’s Note: This article first appeared on EthicsDaily.com. The article and photo are used with permission. Rob Sellers is emeritus professor of theology and missions at Logsdon Seminary and chair of the Parliament of the World’s Religions.) By ROB SELLERS Sugar and spice, thunder and lightning, picnics and ants, ocean and waves, washers and dryers, children and laughter, Baptists and Muslims. If you

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JOIN THE CONVERSATION

By SARAH DANNEMILLER What do a Muslim, mainline Protestant, Catholic, and atheist have in common? Not very much, as each operates from very different philosophical starting points. It would be odd, then, to claim that each of them ought to walk into a room together, sit down, and talk about these fundamental differences. Yet, I believe this collision of differences

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