Interfaith Dialogue: Continuing Our Conversation Following the May 6 Program of Study and Discussion
Co-Hosted by FJC and Waquoit Congregational Church
What does it mean to be a person of faith in Falmouth and here on the Cape? What can we learn from each other? What can we learn about our own religious tradition by hearing about other traditions and their perspective on our own? FJC and Waquoit Congregational Church recently partnered on May 6 to host a program to help us explore possibilities for interfaith dialogue here on the Upper Cape. Dr. Gregory Mobley of Yale Divinity School shared his perspective on the subject and its transformative possibilities, based on his role as co-founder of the CIRCLE interfaith program with Rabbi Or Rose and Jennifer Peace at Andover Newton Seminary. He is part of AJC's Christian Leadership Initiative hosted by the Shalom Hartmann Institute in Jerusalem and also teaches courses at Yale Divinity School on interfaith learning, most recently a course in Life Cycle Rituals from an Interreligious Perspective. Following Dr. Mobley's comments, we split into small groups to study and comment on a text and to report back on our conversations. Response was encouraging and many voiced interest in furthering this effort.
To that end, we are meeting in the coming weeks to explore possibilities and will make public our plans for what we hope will be consistent and meaningful study and interaction of the sort that helps us become better acquainted and to learn about our own and other faith traditions here on the Cape.