Jews, Christians and Muslims: From Abraham’s Tent to the Modern World

An Interfaith Discussion Panel

Thursday, Feb. 4th, 2016 @ 7:00pm First Congregational Church of Hudson

The news headlines scream that the religious divide is growing wider day by day. Why is there so much tension between these three religions?

By exploring the foundations of each, meaningful religious dialogue among these three Abrahamic religions will provide the basis for interfaith conversation. Through dialogue, we can grow in wisdom and build a future world open to everyone.

Each faith speaker will share their understanding of what we share in common and how each of us can take responsibility toward creating peace in the world.

Guest Speakers: Dr. Ihsan U. Hague from the Islamic Society of Akron and Kent, Rabbi Jim Egolf from Temple Beth Shalom in Hudson, and Rev. Janet Ross from First Congregational Church of Hudson.


Following the Feb 4th presentation, participants will have the opportunity to take part in dialogue sessions for the next six weeks, facilitated by Devi Gursahaney. Participants will focus on such topics as faith identity and literacy, faith-based stereotyping, faith and value, and faith and women. The goal of these dialogues is not for participants or moderators to change others, but to listen to each other deeply, explore new ideas and perspectives, and build relationships. Devi Gursahaney, M.S.W.; M.Ed., is a long time Hudson resident and an independent diversity consultant. (

*Registration is Required for the 6-week Interfaith Dialogue Course as space is limited *

Thursdays Feb. 11-Mar. 17 (2 sessions available, childcare by request only)

AM session—10:15-11:45am, PM session—7:00-8:30pm

Please contact First Congregational Church at 330-650-4048 or visit our website at for more information or to register for the 6-week Interfaith Dialogue sessions.


First Congregational Church (; Islamic Society of Akron and Kent (; Temple Beth Shalom (; Akron Area Interfiath Council (