Interfaith Gatherings Continue

June 13, 2009

Author: Carla Hinton


President Barack Obama’s recent speech to the Muslim world prompted a local Islamic leader to encourage people of all faiths to get to know one another better.

His suggestion prompted me to follow up on a group doing just that.

In fall, I told you about the Amazing Faiths Project, which brought together people of different faiths for an evening of dinner and dialogue.

The project started in Houston and spread to other areas including Oklahoma City.

That effort was so well received that local residents have taken the concept a step further.

Cathy Busey, a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, has helped spearhead the city project. She said the people who gathered at different homes throughout the city met in February to learn more about Judaism.

Busey, 52, said Barry Cohen led a tour of Temple B’nai Israel, where he is rabbi, then held a question-and-answer session about the Jewish faith.