Hearing Each Others Voice, Knowing Each Others Passions
On Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at Emanuel Congregation in Chicago, three of the most insightful observers of the American religious scene came together to kickoff a new citywide interfaith initiative.
Listen to the entire event(note: this is a 30 MB mp3 audio file; all the audio files on this site are in mp3 format, which may be downloaded and played in any standard audio player, including Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, and iTunes)
Rev. Pawlikowski, Rev. Buchanan, Rabbi Marder, and Rabbi Signer at Emanuel Congregation, Chicago, IL, January 18, 2005
Welcome Rabbi Herman E. Schaalman Rabbi Emeritus, Emanuel Congregation listen--> to the audio (500 KB mp3 file)
Introduction Rabbi Michael Signer Co-Chair, Commission on Interreligious Affairs of Reform Judaism listen--> to the audio (800 KB mp3 file)
Closing Remarks Rabbi Michael Signer listen--> to the audio (600 KB mp3 file)
In November 2003, Union for Reform Judaism President Rabbi Eric Yoffie issued a call to all Reform congregations to reach out to our neighbors and listen for Gods presence in their voices. To assist in the sometimes difficult task of Jewish-Christian dialogue, the Commission on Interreligious Affairs of Reform Judaism has prepared a seven-session dialogue curriculum, Open Doors, Open Minds: Synagogues and Churches Studying Together. Beginning by establishing a framework of friendship and shared histories, the curriculum then takes participants through a closer look at common texts, the importance of Israel, and a commitment to a future of cooperation and understanding.