I thought this was brave for both groups. Not because they're so different from each other (although they might be); but because it takes courage to do something differently when you've done it the same way for years.
Along with building informative Q&As for both faiths into the programming, the men from Plymouth UCC have decided to adhere to certain Islamic restrictions out of respect and brotherhood. According to Wayne Shepperd, Chair of the Plymouth Men's Fellowship, the men from both faiths will abide by these rules:
- We will not have any alcohol at the retreat.
- We will adhere to Islamic dietary restrictions.
- We will not proselytize, or attempt to convert anyone to our religious point of view.
- We do not represent all Christian or Muslim points of view and are not experts.
- We will be open minded in our discussions and actions.
|Ft. Collins Islamic Center|
During the retreat, Plymouth members have promised that they'll take some pictures and send me some highlights of what happens at the retreat. When that happens, I'll post another blog of reflections from this weekend.