'Children of Abraham' Gather for an Interfaith Thanksgiving

November 8, 2007

Author: Peter Smith

Source: The Courier-Journal


They chanted prayers in English, Hebrew, Arabic and Latin. They read from their scriptures and shared a Middle Eastern meal.

The format has changed little in the more than a dozen years that organizers have held the "Children of Abraham" thanksgiving gathering, named in honor of the patriarch that Christians, Jews and Muslims all honor.

Last night's service drew about 100 people to James Lees Memorial Presbyterian Church in Clifton.

Organizers said it's precisely because interfaith relations are so delicate -- both locally and globally -- that they have stayed with a tried-and-true format.