The Houses of Abraham

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When and Where:
Monday, November 7, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
at Indiana Interchurch Center

1100 W. 42nd St., Indianapolis, IN 46208

Houses of Abraham
Mary Ann Fadae, Ph.D., Father Nabil Hanna, Rabbi Brant Rosen


Event Description:

Panel highlighting the major sacred “homes” of the Abrahamic religions and focusing on what each place means to the faithful of that tradition.

The Kotel (Western Wall), the Churches of the Nativity and the Holy Sepulchre, and the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque are monuments that occupy a physical place, recognizable to its adherents. Each place contains within its structure a space for prayer and reflection. Each represents a spiritual idea in the hearts and minds of the faithful, which helps to foster a longing for the Divine, a spiritual intimacy, and inner peace. 

People will get to see beautiful images of each religious edifice, learn about their historical and religious origins and traditions, and hear panelists who are members of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faiths discuss what their religious monuments represent. The audience will be encouraged to think about what places they consider sacred and how they feel in those sacred places. Does the nostalgia for home ultimately represent a longing for our spiritual home?

Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs requested.

Presented by Christians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East, American Friends Service Committee, Islamic Society of North America, Jewish Voice for Peace—Indiana, and Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center

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