On Tuesday evening, May 16, our World Religions series continued with Rev. Molly Cox sharing photos, highlights, and reflections of her recent week in Bethlehem. Her comments about the Holy Land and the current state of Israeli-Palestinian relations were especially interesting.
The church has presented World Religions discussions twice before, in 2015 and 2016. In 2016, a two-part series convened on October 25 with featured speaker Mr. Rashed Ferook from the Islamic Resource Group in Minneapolis. He also spoke in 2015 and was back by popular demand! His discussion provided an overview of Islam, plus information on the religion's history, practices, and beliefs.
Then, on November 29, David Locketz, Senior Rabbi at Bet Shalom synagogue in Minnetonka, spoke to us about Judaism, in particular in comparing Reformed with Orthodox Judaism. He was a most interesting speaker, and the evening was very informative and enjoyable.