Sunday, May 15 / 2-4pm / JFK Middle School, Northampton
A Congregational pastor, a Jewish rabbi, an imam who leads an area mosque came together for dialogue to explore how their different faith traditions intersect around shared values of reverence for life, compassion, justice and peace at the JFK Middle School in Florence on May 15 from 2-4pm.
Twelve area houses of worship co-sponsored “Friends in Faith” that began with a panel discussion, continue with questions and answers between attendees and panelists, and conclude with informal conversation over desserts prepared by members of the sponsoring houses of worship.
The event has been organized by the Pioneer Valley Interfaith Refugee Action Group. The interfaith committee was formed several months ago with a threefold purpose: to lobby the federal government to admit more refugees fleeing the war in Syria, to counteract Islamophobia and make the Pioneer Valley welcoming and safe for Muslims, and to help meet the needs of refugees resettling in our region.