But Jews writing or singing Christmas songs doesn’t begin to catch the depth of interfaith dialogue my guests today are calling for.
They’re a Christian preacher, a Jewish rabbi, and a Muslim sheik — an imam. They call themselves the Interfaith Amigos. And they want to get the world really talking, understanding, across lines of religion.
This hour, On Point: a Christmas Eve conversation with the Interfaith Amigos.
The Interfaith Amigos are the authors of "Getting to the Heart of Interfaith: The Eye-Opening, Hope-Filled Friendship of a Pastor, a Rabbi, and a Sheikh, (published by Skylight Paths).
Ted Falcon is founder and senior rabbi at Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue in Seattle. He's co-author of "Judaism for Dummies," and author of "Journey of Awakening: Kabbalistic Meditations on the Tree of Life."
Don Mackenzie is a minister in the United Church of Christ. He recently retired from leading the University Congregational U.C.C. in Seattle.
Jamal Rahman is a Muslim Sufi minister and co-founder of Seattle’s Interfaith Community Church. An adjunct faculty member at Seattle University, he's co-author of "Out of Darkness, Into Light: Spiritual Guidance in the Quran With Reflections from Jewish and Christian Sources," and author of "The Fragrance of Faith: The Enlightened Heart of Islam."
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Later this hour, we'll hear from Los Angeles Times reporter Noam Levey in Washington about this morning's vote on health care reform.
This program aired on December 24, 2009.