Abraham’s Tent: A Shared Muslim Community and Jewish Community Room in the Inn

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For six nights this winter, from January to March, Jews and Muslims are invited to come together to provide food, shelter and care to approximately ten neighbors in need as part of our brand new program entitled Abraham’s Tent: A Shared Muslim and Jewish Community Room in the Inn. As part of Urban Ministries Room in the Inn community, we will open our Belk Chapel one to two Saturdays a month from January to March to our homeless neighbors. Just as Abraham’s tent was open on all sides to welcome friends and strangers passing by his desert dwelling, the Muslim and Jewish communities want our neighbors in Charlotte to feel that spirit of welcome. We invite all community members to join us in providing this place of hospitality on the Queens Campus.

In conjunction with this program, we will be creating an Abraham’s Tent: Bridge Building Initiative. Both prior to the start of the program and at the end of the program, we will extend an open invitation for a potluck dinner to any members of the Jewish community and Muslim community who want to expand their circles of friendship, connection, and community. We will also be having Abraham’s Tent: Bridge Building programs at Shalom Park and at local mosques, for Room in the Inn volunteers and others to connect, socialize, and learn.

To volunteer or for more information, contact Patty Torcellini at mspattyh@gmail.com or Bridget Cohen, bridgetcohen@yahoo.com.


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