The Importance of Prayer in Abrahamic Traditions
Istanbul Center is pleased to invite you to the upcoming Table of Abraham program where three representatives from different Abrahamic traditions will discuss the importance of prayer in their faith traditions. This program is free, open to public and jointly organized by the Atlantic Institute. This session's guest speakers are
RABBI MICHAEL BERNSTEIN
Rabbi Bernstein is the rabbi and spiritual leader of Congregation Gesher L'Torah in Alpharetta. He received his ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1999, and served as the senior rabbi of congregations in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania from 1999 to 2008. Rabbi Bernstein has a special interest in developing programs that combine meaningful approaches to Jewish thought and actions with ethical directives inherent in the Jewish tradition. In addition to his dedication to innovative and meaningful Jewish education within the synagogue, Rabbi Bernstein has been an active outreach, educational and pastoral resource within the larger Jewish community as well as outside of the Jewish community.
DR. GRAHAM B. WALKER JR
Dr. Walker is the John and Julia Zellars Chair as Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Mercer University. He also serves as the President for the Asia Baptist Graduate Theological Seminary. Before coming to Atlanta, he was the Academic Dean for the Asia Baptist Graduate Theological Seminary with administrative headquarters in Baguio City, Philippines (1993-1999) and was Professor of Theology and Asian Religious Traditions from 1987-1999. He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Most recently, his research examines the intersection between global economics and Christian theology. He is originally from Orlando and was reared in the Republic of Singapore
IMAM ABDULLAH ANTEPLI
Imam Antepli, originally from Turkey is the Muslim Chaplain of Duke University. He is also the founder and executive board member of the Muslim Chaplains Association and a member of the National Association of College and University Chaplains. As part of this work, Antepli serves as a faculty member in the Divinity School and at Duke Islamic Studies Center, teaching a variety of courses on Islam. Previously he worked on a variety of faith-based humanitarian and relief projects in Myanmar (Burma) and Malaysia His work at Duke focuses on three primary areas; religious leadership for Duke's Muslim community, pastoral care and counseling for persons of any faith, or of no ascribed faith, and intra- and interfaith work
Holiday Inn Hotel-Oak Room
909 Holcomb Bridge Road
Roswell, GA 30076
7:00pm -7:25pm Registration & Reception
7:25pm Program introduction
7:30pm - 8:30pm Lectures (20 min. per guest)
8:30- 9:00pm Q&A and program ends
When & Where
The Atlantic Institute
Atlantic Institute is an independent, non-profit organization headquartered in Atlanta whose goal is to facilitate dialogue and bridge cultures around the globe. For a better world of peace and understanding, we would like to develop public awareness for diverse cultures, beliefs, traditions, and opinions. We strongly believe in the spirit of the United States of America that celebrates diversity as richness. With our branches in Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and South Carolina, we have been able to dedicate our efforts and resources for building cross-cultural and interfaith dialogue.
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