“The prayers of all good people are good”: Human Connection Across Religious Difference
February 1, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
113 North 18th Street, Omaha, NE
Join us for a panel discussion on religious difference, moderated by the Rev. Dr. Charles Peek. Panelists include: Rabbi Steven Abraham, the Rev. Canon Elizabeth L. Easton, Dr. Julia Feder, and Nuzhat Mahmood.
Dessert reception to follow. Free and open to the public.
In a moment in My Ántonia, Jim Burden’s grandfather, a staunch Protestant, encounters the practices of a Catholic neighbor and reacts with respect and reverence, despite the difference in belief and practice. At the end of the scene, Jim recalls: “grandfather looked at me searchingly. ‘The prayers of all good people are good,’ he said quietly.” Using this moment as the entry point, our panelists will share stories from their experiences encountering difference, learning about it, and living comfortably with it. The goal for this event is not to look away from the real differences between traditions, but to illustrate the way human connection can happen across these differences.