Past Events

  • The Children of Abraham: Abraham, Sarah, Hagar—Healing the Rift

  • Our first event was held at the Islamic Association of the Southern Tier on May 31, 2009. Over 150 persons from various Abrahamic congregations—Jewish, Christian, Muslim—gathered in a tent. That tent represented the tent of hospitality in the stories of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar.

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  • Shabbat, Sunday, Jumah—Days of Meaning

Held on December 6, 2009, at Temple Israel in Vestal.

  • Days of Invitation

Interested persons were invited to attend worship at Temple Concord, the Islamic Organization, St. Michael's Orthodox Church, and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

 

  • Children of Abraham: Jewish, Muslim, Christian—Why We Respect One Another

Held on October 10, 2010 at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Hillcrest.

 

  • Abraham’s Table: Sharing Bread Together

Held May 22, 2011 at the Islamic Organization of the Southern Tier. There were no presentations, but we had conversations around tables as we shared a meal.

 

  • Ms. Zainab Al-Suwaij presentation

Ms. Al-Suwaij spoke to us on October 14, 2012 at Temple Concord about her experience growing up in Iraq and the founding of the American Islamic Congress in Washington, D.C. (http://www.aicongress.org).

 

  • Beyond Tolerance: Searching for Interfaith Understanding

Professor Gustav Niebuhr spoke at the United Presbyterian Church of Binghamton on November 10, 2013. Professor Niebuhr is Professor of Journalism and Religion at Syracuse University.

  • The Role of Interreligious Dialogue in Binghamton, Israel, Palestine, and the Region

Rabbi Ron Kronish of Israel sp oke on November 2, 2014, at Vestal United Methodist Church. He is former director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council of Israel.

  • Interfaith Conversations series -

Persons of faith from all Abrahamic faiths met in small groups to discuss how the three religious traditions address peacemaking.  These sessions were run from May through December 2015.

  • Remembrance and Peace Vigil - 2016

Interfaith 9/11 Remembrance and Peace Vigil in memory of all victims of terrorist acts from New York to San Bernadino, Paris, Brussels, Orlando, Istanbul, Africa, and the Middle East. Faith leaders from the three Abrahamic religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam pray for peace and solidarity.

 
Shalom Aleichem * Peace be with you * Salaam Alaikum