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Spotlight on Islam (and pick up bball game post convo)

I've never been to this café but they have good reviews.  Also there is a park nearby for a post-convo pick up game for those interested.


Making Our Way Through the World Religions 

This survey of world religions we have embarked on started when someone asked the basic question, “What’s the difference between Religion X and Religion Y?” There are many ways we could possibly approach that question. The one we chose is to learn more about each of the major world religions by using the same yardstick for objective comparison. Each month we will seek to discover: 

1. Does the faith in question profess a divine power or God? If so, what is the divine power like? 

2. What is the faith’s take on man? What is his nature and what is his purpose?

3. What does the faith have to say about the physical world? 

4. What is the faith’s core teaching (that is, what makes its adherents tick i.e. what are they looking forward to) summarized in a few sentences. 

You are encouraged to bring your own questions and if you know folks of any of these faiths, bring them with you! I think it will add to the discussion and also bring folks of different backgrounds to the group.

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  • Lensi

    Hey everyone - Machyar, the gentleman that shared with us this past Saturday, posted a follow-up to our discussion. He asked me to alert you. You can find it here -

    July 24, 2014

  • Lensi

    Where else but this meetup would I get the chance to sit and dialogue with a Pakistani farmer turned spiritual evangelist, an Indonesian artist and several Americans who can quote and summarize the Quran with such ease and clarity. You all are fabulous! Until next time,

    July 20, 2014

  • Ian

    For those of you who went to the meeting, and for any others as well, what was the answer given to this question: " 4. What is the faith’s core teaching (that is, what makes its adherents tick i.e. what are they looking forward to) summarized in a few sentences."

    July 19, 2014

  • Lensi

    Hi all - I have asked someone to come and share their perspective (a Muslim perspective) on the 4 questions on the agenda. Of course as usual there will also be time for questions and other discussion. Also, I have a basketball for those who want to continue with a game after the discussion. See you soon!

    1 · July 19, 2014

    • Kate

      Where will we be?

      July 19, 2014

  • Heather

    Unfortunately I'm not going to be able to make it out there today. I'm really hoping to get to the next one on Aug. 2, though. Have fun!

    July 19, 2014

  • Kate

    I'll be on vacation! :-0

    July 13, 2014

  • Charles A.

    Right now, vacation plans have me out of town for the 19th, but circumstances might cut the vacation short and have me back in time.

    July 7, 2014

  • Kris L.

    Sure wish I could go to the Spotlight on Islam and bball game. Both sound great, but I'll be in LA seeing family, which will be great too!

    June 28, 2014

  • Heather

    Looking forward to this! Have a Nats game afterward, so just able to go to the discussion. Have you thought about having some of these on Sunday afternoons/evenings?

    June 23, 2014

  • Rivers in D.

    Where is this one going to be?

    June 18, 2014

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