Dallas-Area Christians, Muslims And Jews Will Worship Together

January 15, 2010

Author: Jim Jones

Source: Star-Telegram


Do Christians hate Muslims? Are all Muslims terrorists? Do Jews greedily control the banking and entertainment industries?

Such negative stereotypes based on fear, suspicion and misinformation need to be dispelled, local religious leaders say.

"It’s critical," said the Rev. Bob Roberts, pastor of NorthWood Church in Keller, whose Baptist congregation will be part of a mul tifaith worship exchange next weekend with an Irving mosque and a Dallas synagogue.

On Friday, Christians from NorthWood and Muslims from the Islamic Center of Irving will attend Jewish services at Temple Shalom in Dallas. On Jan. 23, the Islamic Center will host the exchange. And on Jan. 24, the service will be at NorthWood.