Start of Enrichment Course: Children of Abraham
January 17, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$130
With Kathy Hoffman, MA
Children of Abraham: An Introduction to the Faith and Practices of Judaism, Christianity and Islam
For some, religion is a private affair: “I know what I believe, and that’s all that matters.” Yet in today’s world, knowing something about what other religions believe and practice can be essential to making sense of the daily news – within our own community and around the globe. If you’ve said, “Someday, I’d like to learn more about …” (name the religion of your choice), then this series is for you!
Learn what the “children of Abraham” share by exploring the religions that claim Abraham as their Father – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This 13-week series reveals what we have in common. You will:
- gain a basic understanding of each religion’s core beliefs and practices
- recognize the influence of history and culture in the development of Judaism, Christianity and Islam
- identify aspects of truth and holiness in each religion that are worthy of respect
- engage in dialogue with fellow students who are Jews, Muslims and Christians
Advance registration is required for this popular class. Every effort will be made to shape the course content around your questions.
Meets on Tuesday evenings from January 17 – April 18, 2022, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Ignatius House.
Cost: $130, inclusive of all instructional materials.
Kathy Hoffman, MA, is an educator whose career has spanned traditional classrooms and faith-based settings. Twelve years of teaching World Religions at the high school and undergraduate level inspired her passion for interfaith engagement and education, which gave birth to the “Children of Abraham” course for adult learners in 2016. Kathy earned a B.Ed. degree from the University of Toledo (Ohio), an MA in Theology and Biblical Studies from Spring Hill College (Mobile AL), and completed the Harvard Divinity School series “World Religions Through Their Scriptures”. She has served on the Commission for Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue for the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta and is a member of the Interfaith Speakers Network.
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