Source: The Washington Post
On October 19, 2002 The Washington Post reported that "two recent meetings in Washington -- one hosted by Muslims and the other by a Jewish congregation -- illustrate the heightened interest in exploring theological issues generated by the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. The gathering was the first of 100 interfaith 'Abraham Summits' planned for Nov. 8 to 24 in communities across the country in connection with [Bruce Feiler's new book, Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths]. The book examines the man revered by Jews, Christians and Muslims as the father of monotheism. "At the heart of his story is unity," Feiler told the audience. After Feiler's talk, representatives of the three faiths -- Catholic writer James Carroll, author of the best-selling "An American Requiem"; Joshua O. Haberman, rabbi emeritus of Washington Hebrew Congregation; and American University's Ahmed -- discussed how the Abrahamic legacy can promote interfaith understanding.