Embracing Interfaith Cooperation
February 11 @ 9:30 AM
Did you ever hear the advice, diversify your portfolio? How about strength in diversity? Or perhaps you have heard someone remark how beautiful a certain garden is with all its different flowers. We know the truth of these observations instinctively. We know them from experience. We even know them from scripture. Paul repeatedly makes this point. For example, I Corinthians 10:12 (For just as the body has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body…); Romans 10:12 (For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek…); Galatians 3:28 (There is no longer Jew of Greek, there is no longer slave or free…); Colossians 3:11 (…no longer Greek or Jew … barbarian, Scythian, slave or free; but Christ is all and in all.)
What does this have to do with anything? The new series the Coffee and Conversation group will be studying concerns immigration in the United States. Can you think of a timelier topic? Each session will begin with a video after which we will think out loud together. The study video features Eboo Patel, who had presented at the TED conference, the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, and writes regularly for several major national newspapers. He is the founder of Interfaith Youth Core. This week looks at interfaith cooperation in American history. If you have a study guide, read pages 11-27. If you don’t have a study guide, you will have no problem at all being part of the discussion.
The hot beverages are on; the goodies are fresh (often warm); and the weather in Miller Hall is warm and sunny. Don’t be out in the cold.