Christians, Muslims, and Jews Exploring Each Other’s Texts

An Interfaith Study Group

Date & Time:

Thursday, October 20, 2016
4:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Oct 20, Nov. 3 and Nov. 17, 2016 4:00pm-5:30pm.


free and open to the public (You are welcome to just show up. If you have questions, send Rabbi Alan Shavit-Lonstein an email at


Anderson Student Center, room 341
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Campus

Rabbi Alan Shavit-Lonstein, Rabbi-in-Residence (Spring 2017)

Rabbi Alan Shavit-Lonstein, Rabbi-in-Residence (Spring 2017)

  • Every other Thursday: from 4:00pm to 5:30 pm
  • Participants are welcome to attend any dates that are convenient

This study group will focus on representative texts from the scriptures of each of the Abrahamic faiths (Islam, Christianity, and Judaism) and wrestle with the meanings of these ancient words and their impact on us today. The group will gather to engage in conversation, not conversion; in respectful listening rather than polemics. The goal is building personal connections among members of the group and gaining an appreciation of each tradition.

The group will engage in a method known in academic circles as Scriptural Reasoning. Each session will focus on one topic as represented in the Qur'an, New Testament, and Torah. Topics include: wisdom, revelation, covenant, Abraham's journeys, and encountering God, among others.

For more information on dates/times and to register, please email

Sponsored by By The Rivers, a multi-faith lifecycle and learning center in collaboration with the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning

To make an accessibility request, call Disability Resources at (651) 962-6315.