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S+L BLOG: Abraham



  Second Sunday of Lent, Year A – Sunday, March 16, 2014 Abraham, our Father in Faith Abraham was a man with a mission and we could rightly consider him to be the quintessential missionary.  He is revered by the followers of three world religions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.  He is the founder of the ...read more
  By Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton General Secretary, The Canadian Council of Churches   Shabbat Shalom! This morning offered a variety of ways of engaging in faith and land. Some of us went to the Sabbath services of the only English-speaking Conservative synagogue in Jerusalem. A remarkable service, made more remarkable by the fact that ...read more
The Reverend Dr. Karen Hamilton is the General Secretary of the Canadian Council of Churches. She will be sending photos and “notes” from the Holy Land where she is co-leading an interfaith study tour called In the Path of Abraham. by The Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton   The Path of Abraham has begun! The flights ...read more
Abraham, our Father in Faith Abraham was a man with a mission and we could rightly consider him to be the quintessential missionary.  He is revered by the followers of three world religions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.  He is the founder of the nation of Israel.  He is mentioned by name 308 times in the ...read more
The biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, home to Abraham’s nephew, Lot, were full of sin.  Israelite tradition was unanimous in ascribing the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah to the wickedness of these cities, but tradition varied in regard to the nature of this wickedness. In many earlier interpretations, the sin of Sodom was homosexuality ...read more