Celebrating Different Faiths at Merrimack
Honored that evening were seniors Anna Ndamba of Framingham, MA; Iqra Iftikhar of Wakefield; Chelsea Comfort of Franklin; and Neha Patel of Southborough.
The Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations hosted the “Feast of Faiths,” our third annual dialogue dinner facilitated by students, on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. This dinner was held in the Rogers Center for the Arts from 5:00-7:00pm, and was based around a discussion celebrating differences in faith and finding common ground within each other.
We find the value of interfaith engagement supported by St. Augustine: “There is no one in the human race to whom we do not owe love” (Letter 130:13); and in Augustine’s urging that in dialogue and debate we always, “audi alteram partem—listen to the other” (De Duabus Animabus XVI, ii).
The “Feast of Faiths” was followed by “Where We Dwell Together: 11th Annual Interfaith Prayer” at 7:00 p.m. in Cascia Hall, featuring the interfaith harmonies of Mackapella!
Did you miss Rabbi Burt Visotzky’s lecture on Jewish-Muslim relations on March 5th? Now you can watch on YouTube.
Ryan Matthews, BA’12 and Higher Education Fellow MEd’13 Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Study in Turkey. He minored in Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations as an undergrad. Read about the impact his JCM coursework had on his future.