Three local clergy will unite for a second time this year in a multi-faith community event deemed a “trialogue” — a three-way conversation — on a scriptural theme that unites Judaism, Christianity and Al-Islam. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Baird Center, located at 5 Mead Street in South Orange on Sunday, November 7 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Participating in the Trialogue will be: Pastor Rick Boyer of Prospect Presbyterian Church, Maplewood; Rabbi Alan Brill, the Cooperman/Ross Endowed Chair of Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University; and Imam W. Deen Shareef of Irvington’s Masjid Waarith Ud Deen Mosque.
The origin of humanity, told through the story of Adam and Eve, has its roots in Judaism, Christianity and Al-Islam. Each faith’s spiritual texts contain teachings that are designed to impart instruction about who we are and how we should live. The discussion between the spiritual leaders will explore this intriguing common thread in the three traditions and its relevance for our times, providing a forum for respectful, enlightening discussion and learning.
The event is sponsored by South Orange’s Congregation Beth El, Masjid Waarith Ud Deen Mosque and Prospect Presbyterian Church.