A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Interfaith Discussion of Forgiveness

Today I attended an interfaith panel discussion sponsored by the Monmouth Center for World Religions and Ethical Thought, as mentioned in an earlier posting. The moderator and five guest speakers representing Hinduism, Reformed Judaism, Christianity, and Christian Science each addressed the concept of forgiveness briefly from their individual perspectives. After the panelists asked each other questions, those in attendance joined in with their own questions. There was a table full of snacks and drinks to go with the pleasant company and enlightening conversation.

Through the sharing of parochial perspectives, those in attendance hope to expose the frequent commonalities of faith experience that cross seemingly deep religious divides, with an aim towards understanding.

The next meeting is scheduled for 21 May 2009 at 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Lincroft.


  1. I'd be interested in knowing if there were any Wiccans/Pagans in attendance?

  2. There were a couple of young ladies in attendance who didn't introduce themselves, at least not to me. They could have been; I don't know. The UU church includes the Universalist tradition, which has Wiccans and Pagans, so it wouldn't have been extraordinary for them to attend at their own facility.