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Enrichment Program: Children of Abraham: An Introduction to the Faith and Practices of Judaism, Christianity and Islam
February 18 @ 7:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 7, 2020
This course has now reached capacity. Please call us at 404.255.0503 if you wish to be placed on a wait list in the event of a cancellation. Thank you!
Facilitated by Kathy Hoffman, MA
This 13-week course runs from January 14 – April 7, 2020
How would you rate your religious literacy? It’s far more complicated to be a human being in the 21st century than in ages past. Instead of living our lives in a community made up of people with similar ethnic and cultural backgrounds, our modern neighborhoods often exhibit great diversity. An important component of that diversity is religion.
For some people, religion is a private affair: “I know what I believe, and that’s all that matters.” Yet in today’s world, knowing something about what other religions believe and practice can be essential to making sense of the daily news – within our own community and around the globe. If you’re one of those people who have said, “Someday, I’d like to learn more about …..” (name the religion of your choice), then this study is for you!
In 1965, Vatican II encouraged Catholics to become more religiously literate. Along with fostering dialogue with Jews and Muslims, Pope Francis has made practical advances toward healing the millennium-long division between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches. What, exactly, do we share with these other “Children of Abraham”? A serious inquiry into the religions that claim Abraham as their Father reveals that we have a great deal in common.
Goals of this study
– To develop greater religious literacy
– To recognize the influence of history and culture in the development of Judaism, Christianity and Islam
– To gain a basic understanding of each religion’s core beliefs and practices
– To identify aspects of truth and holiness in each religion that are worthy of respect
– To offer an opportunity for engaging in dialogue with Jews, Muslims and other Christians.
Course details on “Children of Abraham: An Introduction to the Faith and Practices of Judaism, Christianity and Islam” : 13 sessions on consecutive Tuesday evenings from January 14 – April 7, 2020, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Resource Center (building on the left hand side of the courtyard).
Kathy Hoffman earned a B.Ed. degree from the University of Toledo (Ohio) and an MA in Theology and Biblical Studies from Spring Hill College (Mobile AL). In 2016, she completed the Harvard Divinity School series “World Religions Through Their Scriptures”. Since 2003, she has taught world religions at Blessed Trinity Catholic High School (Roswell, GA), Georgia Perimeter College and in parish settings in metro Atlanta.
Registrations are required for planning purposes.
However, there is no charge for this course as part of the Enrichment Program series, but all donations are gratefully accepted to cover the costs incurred in offering this program and towards the ministry of Ignatius House.