Posted by Anne Decker on Nov 06, 2018
Interfaith roundtable discussion shows similarities between religions.
In a fascinating discussion of four different faiths, local religious leaders told Lima Rotarians that they share many similarities. The panelists were Connie Levy Hornung, president of Temple Beth Israel-Shaare Zedek, Pastor Paula Snyder Belousek of Salem Mennonite Church, Dr. Syed Zaheer Hasan, with the United Muslims Association of Toledo, and Carla Thompson, vice-president of Lima’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Maha Zahery hosted the program. They talked about tracing their roots back to Abraham, but diverged over the years as they adopted different beliefs. As they addressed misconceptions about their faiths, Hasan encouraged more community forums like this one so people have a better understanding of the true beliefs of the different religions.
Also at Monday's meeting, Mike Schoenhofer shared the story of how he met his wife...when he was a Catholic priest. "That's something not really encouraged by the church!" said Mike.