Community Congregational Church in Greenland is hosting a free public program bringing together local leaders from different faiths on Wednesday, March 15 from 6:30-8:00 pm. Titled “Interfaith Dialogue: Children of Abraham,” this discussion will be held at the Greenland Church Parish House on Post Road. The panelists are Imam Mohamed Ibrahim of the Islamic Society of the Seacoast Area based in Dover, Rabbi David Senter from Temple Israel in Portsmouth, and African Methodist Episcopal minister Rev. Robert Thompson. The Moderator is Rev. Robert Fellows, Pastor of Community Congregational Church. The 6:30 program is preceded by a soup and salad meal at 6:00. The dialogue seeks common ground as it honors differences.
“Last spring, our congregation brought together an interfaith panel for the first time and it was very well received,” explained Rev. Robert Fellows. “People wanted to hear more about the beliefs held in Christian, Jewish and Muslims faiths. The discussion was illuminating and brought out many shared values among these diverse religions.”
“This year, we want to dig in deeper so our Community Ministry Group is offering two programs to address questions and concerns we are hearing in our community,” Fellows continued. “We hope our example of constructive dialogue, mutual respect, honoring differences, and seeking common ground as we remain true to our spiritual paths can be a model to those who seek to dialogue across today’s political divides.”