IFFP ADULT GROUP TOPICS
The Sermon on the Mount: Gandhi considered converting to Christianity because of it. What is the power in these few simple words from Matthew?
The Gospel According to IFFP: The role of the individual in interpreting our two traditions. How far can one go and still be within the fold?
So What's So Good About Religion Anyway?: Positive memories recalled from own personal experiences in organized religion and how they can be worked into our IFFP lives together.
Islam: Ismail Shah, a member of the Dar us Salaam Islamic community& school and al Huda Mosque, discussed and answered questions about Islam.
Rate that Tune: Reflecting on a prior discussion of the importance of music in our religious and spiritual life, we addressed the role music plays in our Gatherings and set about to sample possible songs for future use.
The Story of Esther: Rabbi Gildah Langner, director of the Open Academy for Jewish Studies, focused on the story of this heroine of the Jewish holiday, Purim.
Mel Gibson's “Passion”: Discussion of the film and it's meaning led by members who had viewed the film. How can/should IFFP respond to political and cultural events that may influence Christian/Jewish relations?
Thoughts on the “Family System” in Interfaith Families: An exploration of ideas from family systems thinking that are potentially instructive for us as we try to make sense of the interfaith family experience, led by Dan Griffin.
God and IFFP: What role should God play in IFFP? Is there a shared conception of God that we can agree on? Are we a community of faith, a community searching for faith, or a community interested in faith?
Ethnic Humor: Good taste, bad taste, no taste: ethnic humor in an interfaith relationship and when, if ever, is it appropriate? Who has the “right” to tell an ethnic joke?