Sept 14: Star, Crescent, and Cross - Loras College, Alumni Center Ballroom
Oct 12: Scripture Study: Torah – Temple Beth El, 475 W Locust
Nov 16: Responding to the Abuse of Power – 1st Congregational UCC
Jan 25: Scripture Study: Qur’an – Tri-State Islamic Center, 4980 Radford Court
Feb 22: Scripture Study: Bible – Emmaus Bible College, 2570 Asbury Road, Chapel
Mar 22: Violent Passages in the Holy Books – UDubuque, Hadley Aud, Tech Center
Apr 26: Stories, Storytelling, and Peacebuilding – Clarke University, Jansen Music Hall in Atrium Building
In addition to our Scripture Study at Temple Beth El on October 12 at 7pm, we will host the popular annual Sukkot harvest celebration (with dinner) starting at 6pm. You're certainly invited; come hungry.
We are an organized group in the Dubuque, Iowa, area that believes in and acts to have meaningful interfaith conversations. We have finished our third year, so...it's time to get serious - website, more activities - that sort of stuff. So, plan to join us for our fourth year, coming up 2014-2015. These conversations are aimed at enhancing understanding of religious traditions in a non-threatening, non-competitive environment. These conversations are not debates but rather dialogues grounded in civility, a willingness to listen to others, and a commitment to learn and reflect with respect. We love round table group discussions, when possible - often with a bit of food (who doesn't?).
10 minute documentary from Spring 2015 by Loras students Lina Rodriguez Araujo and Mareah Adolphs. Thanks to Lina, Mareah and all who participated. Once again, a great reflection on our community.
- October 26, 2017: Martin Luther and Antisemitism
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1755 Delhi St, Dubuque. 7-8:15pm.
There are three distinct parts to this presentation. First, Professor Craig Nessan, Academic Dean and Professor of Contextual Theology at Wartburg Theological Seminary, will present his Luther research and his recent publication about Luther and antisemitism. Second, Professor John Eby, Associate Professor of History and Chairperson for Faculty Senate at Loras College will address issues of Medieval antisemitism. Third, Professor Alan Garfield, Professor of Digital Art and Design and Director of the Bisignano Art Gallery at the University of Dubuque, will talk about the rise of antisemitism in America in the 21st century.
- September 24, 2017: Concert for NonViolence at U of Dubuque
Monday, March 9, 2015.
This was a time for the Dubuque community to join together (hence the neighborly) with UD/Loras/Clarke/Wartburg and other students, faculty, and Dubuquers to rally against religious intolerance. Over 200 folks came. Local, regional and national interest.
Why? (Do you really have to ask?) We have been witnessing violence because of intolerance with increased frequency this year. This is not only about the rise of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, though it is clearly about that, but also about the savage violence done to those of different races and religions. Plain and simple, we’re doing this because this is, in fact, what we at the Children of Abraham stand for. And we feel compelled to stand in solidarity especially with our Jewish and Muslim neighbors at this time.
- Comedian Azhar Usman, March 5, 2015 at 7pm.
- This was indeed a special event. This Muslim comedian came to Dubuque to do a stand up comedy act at Loras College at 7 pm. Thanks to grants from the City of Dubuque Arts and Culture Commission and Loras College's Kucera Center for Catholic Studies, this event was open and free to the public, and 300 people came - laughed and reflected. Thanks John and Stacia for all your hard work. azhar usman poster 8.5x11.pdf
- Conversion and Proselytizing.
- Civil Disobedience.
- Scripture Studies.