Opportunity for Interfaith Dialogue

February 28, 2011

Brite’s continuing education program is pleased to announce an opportunity for interfaith dialogue that is free for Brite students:

Understanding Abraham: Three Traditions

Co-sponsored by Brite Divinity School and Beth-El Congregation

The stories of Abraham, Hagar, Sarah, and their two sons are foundational to Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. Join three scholars as they explore the meaning of these stories and the way the narratives shape their own tradition’s understanding of call and covenant, promise, sacrifice, and faithfulness. In three consecutive Tuesday evenings we will cover:

March 8—Call and Covenant (Genesis 12:1-7; 17:1-10; Qur’an 2:125-140; 3:65-68)

March 15—The Birth of Two Sons (Genesis 16; 17:15-22; 21:1-20; Qur’an 14:39)

March 22—The Binding of the Sons and the Burial of the Father (Genesis 22; 25:7-9; Qur’an 37:99-109)

Rabbi Ralph Mecklenburger, Beth-El Congregation and Occasional Faculty, Brite Divinity School.

Dr. Yushau Sodiq, Associate Professor of Religion, Texas Christian University.

Dr. Toni Craven, I. Wylie and Elizabeth M. Briscoe Chair of Hebrew Bible, Brite Divinity School.

When: Tuesday evenings March 8, 15, and 22, 2011; 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Where: Beth-El Temple, 4900 Briarhaven Road, Fort Worth, TX 76109

Register online at e.theilig

Director of Lay and Continuing Education

Brite Divinity School

TCU Box 298130

Fort Worth, TX 76129

817.257.7582