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Representatives of Abrahamic traditions respond to ‘Journey’

Representatives of Abrahamic traditions respond to ‘Journey’

At Wednesday’s Interfaith Lecture, three scholars, each representing Judaism, Christianity or Islam, responded to the film “Journey of the Universe.” The film was co-produced by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, both of whom lectured on the film earlier this week. Its goal was to integrate cutting-edge science with the wisdom traditions of the world to inspire a renewed relationship with the earth.

Rabbi Lawrence Troster presented the Jewish response to the film; Heather Eaton, the Christian response; and Safei-Eldin Hamed, the Muslim response.

Interfaith Lecturers prepare responses to Tucker’s ‘Journey of the Universe’

Interfaith Lecturers prepare responses to Tucker’s ‘Journey of the Universe’

Religions don’t always have to disagree. Today’s Interfaith Lecture will illustrate this, as three different lecturers will provide responses to Mary Evelyn Tucker’s “Journey of the Universe” from the perspectives of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Heather Eaton, co-founder of the Canadian Forum on Religion and Ecology, discusses Christianity’s viewpoint of the work. She says the multireligious aspect of today’s lecture brings more depth to the discussion.

“We’re all aware that one religion isn’t superior to another,” she said, “but Christians who hold narrow views usually also believe that their religion is the only true religion.”