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Columbia Seminary Offers “Christians in Conversations with Other Faiths,” October 6-11, 2004


Decatur, GA.— As Harvard professor Dianna Eck notes in a recent book, A New Religious America, students of world religions no longer need to cross oceans to meet neighbors of different faiths. The United States is the most religiously diverse nation on the face of the earth, with Muslim masjids, Hindu temples, Buddhist meditations centers, and Sikh gudwaras growing up beside Jewish synagogues and Christian churches in cities across the land. Columbia Theological Seminary will offer a short course, “Christians in Conversations with Other Faiths,” October 6-11, 2004, on the seminary campus. The course meets from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, then 8:30-5:30 each day. Participants will engage in conversations with representatives from other major faiths traditions, becoming acquainted with the basic beliefs and practices of those traditions as well as with resources for setting up dialogue groups at home. Leaders: Barbara Brown Taylor and Julie Johnson. Cost is $300. Call 404.687.4587 to register. Leaders are Barbara Brown Taylor and Julie Johnson. Columbia Theological Seminary is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

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