Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Yes! Weekly Interview with Mustafa Abdullah

"Mustafa Abdullah: An Egyptian-American community organizer looks to his roots"


Religious Pluralism and the Egyptian Revolution

In addition to myself speaking, Zachary Bailes (a WFU Divinity School Student) will join me in my shaping a thought provoking talk on Egypt's Revolution, Religious Pluralism, and the Promise of peace using an interfaith framework.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Caring For Our Dead : Muslim & Jewish Perspectives

Caring For Our Dead
Muslim & Jewish Perspectives
Thursday, February 10th
7:00 – 8:30 pm Beth David Chapel

Panel Members
Imam Khalid Griggs, Community Mosque of Winston-Salem
Rabbi Eliezer Havivi, Beth David Synagogue
Beth David & Temple Emanuel Chevra Kadisha Societies

Muslim and Jewish Practices
Preparing the body for burial
Laws regarding organ donations, autopsies, and more
Funeral services and burials customs
Significant prayers
Customs that vary between different communities

Mourners & Mourning rituals
The community’s role in response to death and the comforting of mourners

All Are Welcome!

804 Winview Drive ~ Greensboro ~ 336.294.0007 ~ www.bethdavidsynagogue.org

A Prayer from Pax Christi USA

By Dom Helder Camara

I will not believe in the law of the strongest,

In the language of guns,

In the power of the powerful.

I want to believe in the right of all,

In the open hand,

In the strength of the non-violent.

I will not believe in race or riches.

In privileges,

In the established order.

I want to believe that all human beings

Are human beings

And that the order of force and of injustice

Is a disorder.

I will not believe that I don't have to concern myself

With what happens far from here.

I want to believe that the whole world

Is my home, the field that I sow,

And that all reap what all have sown.

I will not believe that I can combat oppression out there

If I tolerate injustice here.

I want to believe that what is right

Is the same here and there

And that I will not be free

While even one human being is excluded.

I will not believe that war and hunger are inevitable

And that peace is inaccessible.

I want to believe in the love of bare hands,

In peace on earth.

I will not believe that any effort is in vain.

I will not believe that the dream of human beings

Continues being only a dream

And that death is the end.

But I dare to believe in the dream of God:

A new heaven, a new earth

Where justice reigns.

From Selma to Montgomery; From Alexandria to Cairo

PIC Board Member Mustafa Abdullah shares with us his perspectives on the situation in Egypt: