There will be no peace
on earth until understanding
comes between Spiritual Traditions (& religions).
WORLD RELIGIONS TOUR SHEET 2010
1) APRIL 20th VISIT TO ETHIOPIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH
7 PM Tour and Presentation with Deacon and members
Saint Gebriel Church
940 26th Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98144 http://www.st-gebriel.org/
ETTIQUETTE: BRING SOCKS or wear so that you can remove shoes once in Church.
Reading assignment: 1) Neusner, pp. vii-xix as introduction 2) Chapter 6 on Orthodox Christianity & any introductory chapters you desire to explore. 3) Visit Website to learn about services and local practices.
2) APRIL 27 JUDAISM & VISIT TO A SYNAGOGUE
7 PM tour and presentation
Temple De Hirsch Sinai Reformed Synagogue,
1511 East Pike street, Seattle, 98122 www.tdhs-nw.org
PARKING: Park in lot on East Union just west of 16th. Walk north on 16th to Temple Entrance on your left just south of Pike st..
Reading Assignment: Chapter 7 in Neusner: handout on “Judaism” in the packet. Visit Website to learn about services and local practices.
3) MAY 4TH ISLAM & VISIT TO MOSQUE
Sheikh Idriss Mosque, (enter basement via parking lot - see below)
1420 NE Northgate Way, Seattle, 98125 www.simq.org
NOTE ON ENTERING MOSQUE: The front door may not be open. Just west of where Northgate way meets 15th Ave Turn left into small lot or park on 14th /15th and enter this way: “handicap entrance” via parking lot lower level.
7:00-8:00 pm presentation downstairs, basement entrance
8:00 Q & A
8:15 break and prepare for prayer
8:36 We are invited to join the evening Prayer, Sunset "Salat," the 10-15 minute prayer period performed 5 times daily by Muslims. We will Stand/sit in back behind.
Reading Assignment: * Read etiquette below & “Islam” section, Chapter 11, in Neusner; Handouts in Packet; Visit Website for extensive and helpful information.
Etiquette for Visiting the Mosque
Welcome to Idriss Mosque, the House of Allah (God) and place of worship for Muslims. We believe it important to learn about and share our similarities as well as discuss our differences to learn, live and work together with each other in peace and harmony. When visiting Idriss Mosque, we ask your courtesies in complying with the following to honor our house of worship:
Dress modestly -Women - no see through, tight clothing, halter tops, shorts or skirts above calf length, no exposed breast, stomachs, arms, etc. Men – no bare chest, tight shirts, pants, exposure of underwear, open front, sleeveless shirts, etc
Avoid - heavy makeup, perfumed lotions, cologne, strong perfumes
Remove footwear upon entering the Mosque. No bare feet - wear or bring socks.
A scarf, hat or loose covering for the head of women visitors is not required but appreciated.
May 11 PANEL: Muslim & Sufi Daily Life & Prayer. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
7 pm St. James Cathedral Hall: Women and Men represented.
Bring your Questions.
May 17 PILGRIMAGE: A Visual Journey to Asia to see Eastern ways of Praying
7 pm St. James Hall. Led by Tim. Open to the public.