MABDA report 21/3/2016

The Bible And Quran Are More Similar Than You May Think

Islamophobia has become frighteningly commonplace in the U.S. There’s a lot of hatred, misinformation and misplaced fear being directed at Muslims and the faith that they follow. And it’s coming from all levels of society — from GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, who capitalizes on this fear for votes, to local hate groups who take it upon themselves to vandalize American Muslims’ houses of prayer.


Catholic, Jewish, Muslim Scholars Offer Perspectives on Mercy

Perhaps every year should be a year of mercy.”

That was the observation of Rabbi Daniel Polish, a speaker at “Mercy in the Scriptures,” an interfaith trialogue marking the Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis. It took place March 6 at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie.

Rabbi Polish is the spiritual leader of Congregation Shir Chadash in Poughkeepsie and an author and scholar. Also speaking were Father Patrick J. Ryan, S.J., the Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham University, and Dr. Mehnaz Afridi, assistant professor of religious studies at Manhattan College and director of its Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center.

Catholic, Jewish, Muslim Scholars Offer Perspectives on Mercy

Interfaith Association unites diverse believers

One worship service will find atheists and Roman Catholics at the local mosque.

Next week, catch Muslims and Protestants across town at the synagogue.

What you won’t find among Lubbock Interfaith Association participants, though, are “My religion is better than your religion” judgments.