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Creation: the common story

dialogOn March 3-4, Augsburg College will host an Inter-Religious Dialog, a series of conversations that brings Jewish, Muslim, and Christian theologians together to discuss an annual topic. This year’s theme, “Creation: The Common Story,” will be examined to promote a deeper understanding of the commonalities and nuances of the Abrahamic religions

The opening reception and dinner will run from 5 – 6:45 p.m. on Monday, March 3. Then, Dr. Mark Throntviet, professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary, will deliver a lecture from 7 – 8 p.m. On Tuesday, March 4, Rabbi Lynn Liberman of the Beth Jacob Congregation in Mendota Heights will speak from 10 – 11 a.m., followed by chapel and lunch. Then, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Dr. Hatem al-Haj, an Islamic scholar and pediatrician, will speak followed by a closing reception from 2:30 – 3 p.m. The Inter-Religious Dialog events will be held in Hoversten Chapel, in the Foss Center. All lectures and worship times are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit Campus Ministry’s web site about the Dialog. To RSVP for the dinner or lunch, please contact Ross Murray at or 612-330-1151. Also contact Ross Murray with any questions.

The Inter-Religious Dialog is sponsored by Exploring Our Gifts: The Lilly Grant at Augsburg College.

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