Interfaith Dialogue and Iftar Celebration


Sunday, June 11, 2017 (All day)


13 Common St, Natick, MA 01760, USA
The Common Street Spiritual Center will be sponsoring its fourth Abrahamic Trialogue followed by an interfaith Iftar meal. This event will be during the month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast during the daylight hours, and the Iftar is the fast-breaking meal that begins when the sun goes down. We invite you to bring your families and children to join in the program and the meal! The program will include three brief presentations (Jewish, Christian, and Muslim) on the theme of "Classical Heroines and Contemporary Women," each focusing on one influential female figure in each faith tradition who continues to shape life for women today. These presentations will be followed by facilitated table conversations where we will engage in dialogue and dig deeper into the topic of women's culture and roles within Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. After we talk, we will share a meal together that will be part catered and part potluck. If you are so moved, please bring a vegetarian side dish or dessert to share (to make it even more fun, bring a dish that represents your cultural heritage). RSVP here! -

Pluralism Project Summary:

The Interfaith Dialogue and Iftar Celebration was hosted by the Common Street Spiritual Center, a Christian-based worship center that is open to welcoming and engaging with people of all faith traditions and spiritualities. Their fourth trialogue event, part of a series that began in fall 2016, was themed “Classical Heroines and Contemporary Women” and focused on the impact and role of historical female religious leaders within each of the Abrahamic faith traditions – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Following the presentations, the audience participated in small group conversations about the information and reflections shared, and each group shared a summary of their discussion. Afterwards, Muslim participants gathered to perform evening prayers, after which all guests partook in a potluck and catered dinner.

This summary was written by a Pluralism Project staff member who attended the event.