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Class on Christianity and World Religions

Class on Christianity and World Religions

Starts January 10 to February 14, 2019

Christianity and World ReligionsDid you ever wonder how Christianity and other World Religions are alike and different?  Come and learn a little about the five major religions of the world.

We will read, have a video, and discuss what we have in common with each other and learn about Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Islam and how it all fits in and out of and our basic Christian beliefs.   You won’t be an expert on World Religions when class is over, but you will have an understanding of others’ beliefs. We read a chapter per week before the next class.

This is an Adam Hamilton Study and we have a Study Guide we will use that comes in Large Print.  We are asking for a donation of $12 per book.  Our class will meet in the Conference Room from 12:30 to 2 p.m. ish every Thursday afternoon starting January 10, 2019.  It is limited to 15. people so sign up now!   If there is a large response I will run another class later this Spring so we can keep the class size small and intimate.

I am planning to invite religious leaders from each of the faiths we will be studying to share their faith with us as well.  That is why the time slot is 2 p.m. ish!!  If you want to bring your lunch or a snack to munch on during class you are welcome to do that: ice tea, lemonade, ice water, and coffee will be provided.

Sometimes, we become so focused on our differences that we loose sight of what we hold in common with people of other societies and faiths. As Christians, we are guided by an ethic that Jesus expressed in a single sentence often known as “The Golden Rule”.  Many other faiths hold this same value as shown by these quotes.

Hinduism – “Do not to others what ye do not wish done to yourself; and wish for others too what ye desire and long for yourself.”

Buddhism – “Make thine own self the measure of the others, and so abstain from causing hurt to them.”

Judaism – “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”

Islam – “None of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.”

Christianity – “Do to others what you would have them do to you.”

If you have any questions regarding this class please contact me

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