Dialogue Highlights Common Ground

May 17, 2010

Author: Barbara S. Rothschild

Source: Courier-Post


Close to a hundred South Jersey Catholics, Jews and Muslims convened Sunday to learn about each others' traditions -- beginning with a tri-faith dialogue on prayer and ending with a late afternoon feast of ethnic foods.

"Breaking Bread Together" is an annual interfaith panel sponsored by the Jewish-Catholic-Muslim Dialogue of Southern New Jersey, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey, and the Catholic Jewish Commission of Southern New Jersey. Sunday's installment featured three main speakers in the sunlit sanctuary of Cherry Hill's St. Thomas More Catholic Church.

Rabbi Lewis Eron of Cherry Hill, South Jersey's Jewish community chaplain, and Sister Mary McGarrity of Blackwood's St. Pius X Spiritual Life Center were joined by Imam Muhammad Abdur-Razzaq Miller, chairman of the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia and head of Philadelphia's Mosque of Shaikh M.R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen.