Friday, June 12, 2009

Different Voices


I don't think I've blogged about the Interfaith Women's book group that got started this spring through the congregation I serve. We've been sniffing around for some ways to seek greater understanding, and a mosque in a neighboring community received an invitation to come and chat about ways to collaborate. We've attended each others' worship services and some ceremonies, and out of those gatherings friendships are forming, and a group of women decided it would be a joy to read together.

So, off they went. They're getting reading to meet for the second time, having read and discussed Sharon and My Mother-in-Law by Suad Amiry. The book they will be discussing next week is The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan.

There's more in store-- I've heard about the beginnings of plans to engage in service together, and they've met for a picnic. One of these days, they might broaden even more and involve women from yet unrespresented faiths. Exciting!

Peace and understanding through reading and sharing. Make sense to me....

logos is from interfaithstudies.org

9 comments:

mompriest said...

What a cool thing! WOW....

Rev SS said...

AWESOME! I wanna come.

Purple said...

Keep us posted on the developments...and I love the logo from the interfaith website.

Gannet Girl said...

VERY cool!

Barbara B. said...

Oh, that is so awesome! Yes, keep us posted!

Diane said...

this sounds great!!!

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

whoa... intellectual conversation and stimulation??? awesome...

Jan said...

Sounds wonderful. The logo is beautiful. You always get the most interesting things/books to share. And thanks for caring by commenting at my blog.

Jan said...

BTW, you were the inspiration for tomorrow's Friday Five!