Forging Friendships Between Muslims, Jews And Christians

November 11, 2010

Author: Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan

Source: The Herald Sun

Rabbi John Friedman said that Judaism can be broken down into two basic camps. One builds high walls, the other opens doors. Friedman, senior rabbi at Judea Reform Congregation in Durham, was speaking at the interfaith annual Divan Cultural Center Dialogue Dinner held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel Tuesday night.


The Divan Cultural Center, based in Cary, is a resource for Triangle residents from Turkey, many of whom are Muslim. The dinner featured speakers from each of the Abrahamic faiths. Along with Friedman, speakers were Duke Chapel associate dean Christy Lohr and Duke University Muslim chaplain Abdullah Antepli, who is a native of Turkey.