Jerusalem as Sacred Space in the Faith Traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
UA Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St.

Family reunions can be opportunities for siblings born of the same parent to join together to share experiences and reflect upon what they continue to hold in common and where, over the years, their different paths have led them. Jews, Christians and Muslims are members of the Abrahamic family of faith since Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all claim descent from the family of Abraham. Yet despite their common origins, they have followed their separate paths, not always in ways that are respectful of one another. The UA Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture and its co-sponsors invite you to participate in this fourth session of “The Abrahamic Family Reunion.” Jerusalem as sacred space resonates in the poetry, music, legends, history and theology of the three Abrahamic faiths. How and why this is so, will be the theme of today’s conversation.