On January 29, 2019, from 7 PM-8:30 PM the public is invited for “Know Thy Neighbors” fourth and final conversation of the 4-lecture series, Our Sacred Text. Panelists including Deacon Ted Pijacki and Prof. Fazizan Haq, will share their knowledge of Christian and Muslim faiths for the purpose of educating, finding commonality and joining in shared projects of good works and charity that benefit our community. This is a free event in the St. Joseph University Church with refreshments to follow in the community room.
“These sessions provide a bridge between the two religious traditions in which each can learn about the other’s basic religious ideas and practices. Our vision involves starting a dialogue between the two religions, that moves into the future where we both grow in respect and knowledge of each other so that both communities can engage with each other effectively in ways that promote peace and relationship in the City of Good Neighbors.” -Deacon Ted Pijacki, Permanent Deacon of the Roman Catholic Church.
“We believe in developing new bonds, strengthening interfaith relationship and spread the awareness about religious and cultural values through social exchange and Know Thy Neighbor will serve as an interfaith networking channel to promote understanding and exploration of different religious traditions, which will further fortify the bond between the two faith communities and strengthen the diverse neighborhood of WNY.” Prof. Faizan Haq, Founding President, WNYMuslims.
“Know Thy Neighbors” is co-sponsored by St. Joseph University Parish and the WNY Muslims.
The “Know Thy Neighbor” Conversation Series Topics:
Concepts of God: Wed. Oct. 23, 2019
Traditions/Worship/Prayers Wed. Nov. 20, 2019
Putting Religion into Daily Practice Wed. Dec. 18, 2019
Our Sacred Text Wed. Jan. 29, 2020