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Broad commonalities & differences of the Abrahamic faiths, addressing the question of: Who is my neighbor?”

Saturday, November 12, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The San Diego School of Christian Studies (SDSCS) cordially invites you to celebrate and join the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 curriculum.

 Who is my neighbor?

Engage with us in asking deep questions.  How do we build relationships with those who are different from us?  How can we understand “the other?”  Join us as we explore these and many similar questions through 1) expert lectures and a panel discussion;  2) experiencing art from various cultures and religions; 3) and participating in opportunities to share and learn from one another.

Unity in Love

We seek to strengthen commitment to a collective understanding of unity—that we embrace our diversity and turn from divisiveness.  This curriculum provides opportunity for renewed and deeper understanding that we are connected to all people. Through expression of our diversity we can become united and “love one another.”

In loving memory of: Dr. Ben Christensen and Dr. Kathee Christensen
Sign up for the free and open-to-the-public events at fumcsd.org/sdscs

Stay for lunch and conversation.
Optional box lunches may be chosen at registration.

Rev. Trudy Robinson, Rabbi Jason Nevarez, and Imam Taha Hasanne,

Saturday, November 12, 2022, 10:30 am-12 noon, at the First United Methodist Church

with conversation and optional pre-purchased boxed lunch afterward.

A graduate of Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado, Rev. Trudy Robinson is Lead Pastor for First United Methodist Church of San Diego, and is a United Methodist ordained elder in the Rocky Mountain (Legacy) Conference. Rev.Trudy says, “I believe in the Methodist tradition in which scripture, tradition, experience, and reason are employed to understand God and the divine-human relationship.  I believe in John Wesley’s insistence that faith be put into action as there is no holiness apart from social holiness.  I believe in God’s grace, which is shorthand for forgiveness, love, mercy and the endless elicitation to have each of us become our whole, best selves.

Originally from New York City, Rabbi Jason Nevarez serves as Senior Rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel in San Diego.  He maintains community involvement, conducts pastoral counseling; and sees the sacred work of the synagogue as ever striving to reach beyond its walls.  A graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, he was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York in 2006, where he earned Master’s degrees in both Hebrew Literature and Religious Education.

Rabbi Jason has done outreach, educational, and social justice work in Israel and Latin America, combining his global experiences with innovation and immersive learning/education across the generations of people he serves.  He is an alum of the STAR (Synagogues: Transformation and Renewal) Executive Leadership Program, a Fellowship for Visionary Leaders, and is immediate Past Chair of the Northern Westchester Interfaith Council.  He is mentor for Rabbinical students at HUC-JIR, the Reform Movement’s Flagship Seminary,

Imam Taha Hassane has served as the Imam/Director of the Islamic Center of San Diego since September, 2004. Imam Taha graduated from the Institute of Islamic Studies at the University of Algiers, Algeria, and served as a high school teacher and Imam in Algeria before coming to the United States.  He holds a Master degree of theology in Islamic studies from the Graduate Theological Foundation ion South Bend, Indiana.  In addition to his regular duties at ICSD, Imam Taha is a preacher & lecturer; religious adviser of the Muslim students; a member of the Interfaith Advisory Board of the San Diego District Attorney Office; and Board member of the National Conflict Resolution Center & the Interfaith Shelter Network.


Saturday, November 12, 2022
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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First United Methodist Church
San Diego,