We are a group of Jewish, Christian and Muslim women who want to deepen our knowledge of our own and one another’s faiths. By reading books that teach us about each other’s faith traditions and learning about the practice of our respective faiths, we hope to increase our respect for all the Abrahamic religions. We are committed to building relationships among us.
Our name emphasizes the common elements that unite us. In all three of our traditions, Abraham is revered as the first monotheist. In a sense, he is the “father” and we can be thought of as his “daughters.” Even though we are “daughters” of different “mothers,” Sarah and Hagar, Abraham is the father of us all. By naming ourselves Daughters of Abraham, we are recognizing that there is more holding us together than separating us.
Please join us on second Tuesday of every month at Downtown Islamic Center.
Ramadan Mubarak to those observing!
This month’s meeting will be next Tuesday June 13, at the Downtown Islamic Center. We will also be hosting our second Annual Interfaith Iftar, so please join us for the bookclub as well as an iftar (a meal together to break our fast).
This months reading will be two pieces, 1) a poem by Rumi about fasting and Ramadan. 2) Tariq Ramadan’s, Western Muslims and the Future of Islam. This may need to be spread over the course of two months we can talk about it at our meeting.
Also since we all get busy and don’t always get around to the Doodle Polls. I went ahead and prepared the next two months Doodle Polls and we can announce the books for both Christianity and Judaism at our next meeting. You can read a little about this books from this link. So please click on the links to vote! This should help keep us on track and organize for the next couple months. 🙂
Hope to see you everyone next week!