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Ishmael and Isaac: Examining Interfaith Relationships


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This day-long program will look at the past, present and future of interfaith relationships for Reformed Christians. Four Reformed Church leaders will share their thoughts and experiences in this crucial area of our common life.

The presentations will be followed by discussions and lunch. Suggested donation for lunch is $10.00. RSVP to Rev. James Brumm at jbrumm@nbts.edu by Monday, April 16. Questions may also be directed to Rev. Brumm.

About the presenters:

Rev. Harold “Hank” Lay, the 2017-18 Albert A. Smith Fellow in Reformed Church History, will present “Lessons Learned: RCA Mission Work Among Arab Muslims.”

Rev. Vicky Eastland, pastor at The Brookville Reformed Church on Long Island, will share their unique ministry as a multi-faith campus.

Norma Coleman James, an RCA elder, will share the progress of a working group preparing “An Interfaith Mandate for the RCA.”

John Hubers (NBTS 1982) is a professor of religion and director of the Global Education department of Northwestern College, an RCA college in Orange City, Iowa. He received his PhD in the area of World Christianity and Global Mission from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in 2013. Prior to that he served with the RCA mission in Bahrain and Oman and as supervisor of the RCA global mission program in the Middle East and South Asia. His book on the first Protestant missionary to the Middle East was published by Wiph and Stock Publishers in 2016.