Interfaith Partnership Seeks to Build Bridges

Source: Baptist Standard

Northwood Church in Keller, TX., welcomed pastors, rabbis, and imams, earlier this month to fellowship and share perspectives and common values to promote peace.

“Unlikely Allies Building Flourishing Communities” was the theme of the Multi-Faith Neighbors Network’s 2022 Global Faith Forum.

“If your faith does not bring value to persons outside your faith, it’s probably not a healthy faith,” Northwood Church Pastor Bob Roberts told the Baptist Standard.

Founded by Imam Mohammad Magid and Rabbi David Saperstein, the Multi-Faith Neighbors Network say one of its goal is to take steps toward world peace and that beings with unity among Abrahamic faiths—Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

“You’re going to have to get the children of Abraham to say, ‘We are not going to kill each other,’” said Sam Brownback, a former Kansas governor and U.S. senator and former U.S. ambassador at large for international religious liberty.

“When Muslims, Jews and Christians recognize they share many of the same values, the “seeds of mutual respect” can grow and blossom,” Mohammad Al-Issa, secretary general of the Muslim World League, told the Global Faith Forum.

In subsequent meetings the Global Faith Forum hopes to build on the success of its 2022 conference and initiate new partnerships in major cities that promote not only peace but pathways for collaboration on issues such as climate change and human rights.

Source: Baptist Standard