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.
Last month we planned on discussing two pieces: 1) a poem by Rumi about fasting and Ramadan. 2) Tariq Ramadan’s, Western Muslims and the Future of Islam. I am not sure how far everyone has gotten. Lets start our discussion tomorrow and see how it goes? If you haven’t started reading it perhaps if you could get to the end of Chapter 1, we can still have a nice discussion. The link above takes you to a PDF of the book.
Also, I would like to make a calendar for the rest of the year with the dates and books selected that we can refer to. I sent out the pools for the Christianity and Judaism books last month but we didn’t get many votes, if you all wouldn’t mind taking a look at the two polls: Christianity and Judai
Hope to see you everyone tomorrow,
Daughters of Abraham.