Webinar to discuss ministry to interfaith families
Our series examining the ministry needs of all the families of our communities turns this month to interfaith families. A growing part of our society, interfaith families bring many gifts to our communities and face challenges in our churches.
We will be joined by Eileen O’Farrell Smith of The Interfaith Union, a resource center for interfaith families and the ministers who serve them, and Naomi Schaefer Riley, author of a book on the growing presence of interfaith marriage in the US. Eileen and Naomi will share their insights and experiences in a webinar facilitated by Jim FitzGerald. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and share their own experiences as well.
Register today to receive a reflection guide with discussion questions. Many people join the webinar in groups and continue the conversation afterwards around the dinner table, others use the discussion guide to reflect before the webinar about the ministry needs of their own faith community.
Here are some resources to start you thinking!
Web resources from The Interfaith Union
TEDx Talk (video) by Rabbi Chava Bahale, a leader in the UU Church
Reflections by Dana Trent, a Christian minister married to a Hindu convert