The Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture at the University of Arizona College of Humanities will present the first of a series of conversations entitled “The Abrahamic Family Reunion: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Perspectives on Moses, Jesus and Muhammad”on Tuesday, Jan. 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the UA Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St.
Jews, Christians and Muslims — as members of the Abrahamic family of faiths — all claim descent from the family of Abraham, Hagar and Sarah. But their three religions have gone their separate ways, not always in ways that are respectful of one another.
This first session of “The Abrahamic Family Reunion” will explore the comparative roles and importance of Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, the three pre-eminent figures of the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament and the Quran. Panelists will include Peter Foley, Ph.D., director of the Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture at the UA; Rabbi Sanford Seltzer of the Institute for Judaic Services and Studies, Saddlebrooke, and adjunct rabbi at Temple Emanu-El; Karen Borek, Ph.D., lecturer in the UA College of Humanities religious studies program; and Scott Lucas, Ph.D., associate professor of Islamic studies at the UA and director of the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies.
The event is cosponsored by the UA College of Humanities Religious Studies Program, the UA School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies and the Institute for Judaic Services and Studies. A light reception will follow.
For more information, call 621-1757.