Several local faith leaders are hoping the community will join with them in growing together in wisdom and compassion for other religions through non-judgmental listening.
Interfaith Montgomery-Community Dialogue began this summer and is inviting the public to come to its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library auditorium. Host Rebecca B. Goff said the group wants to unite people of various backgrounds by bringing about greater understanding of different religions.
“Rather than relying on guidance by one’s religious leaders, each member can experience for themselves what others believe and what they have experienced,” Goff said. “It is hoped that this will grow community bonds, increase religious understanding and build more peaceful and successful neighborhoods and workplaces.”
Imam Abdur R. Sabree, who was present at the first meeting earlier this month, believes that he can help participants learn more about Islam. He said people’s misconceptions about Islam come from their lack of knowledge.