Interfaith Talks Take New Dimensions in Seattle

Source: The Seattle Times

On December 16, 2001, The Seattle Times reported that, in Seattle, “two Christian pastors, a Jewish rabbi and a Muslim layman talked about how people of different faiths can learn to trust each other in these troubled times… In the aftermath of Sept. 11, interfaith groups — especially those featuring Jews, Christians and Muslims — are finding a renewed sense of purpose. Though Christian-Jewish dialogues have taken place for decades in Seattle, it has only been in recent years — and especially since Sept. 11 — that such groups have increasingly included Muslims. Indeed, some participants are calling the largely clergy-driven discussions ‘trialogues’ and hope soon to bring them into the larger community, involving laypeople whose interests have been stirred post-Sept. 11.”