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  • Welcome!

    6 posts, 5 voices, 503 views, started Jan 26, 2009

    Posted on Monday, January 26, 2009 by Martinilush

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    • Aquamarine
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      I am not sure exactly what to say in my first post...just to give you some background and my hopes for what this group will be.

      This is a group to share your faith with others, no matter what that faith is. It is a place to connect with others and to bring forth an interfaith dialogue, leading us to a greater understanding and love for all creeds.

      A little bit about me: I was raised in an interfaith household (my father is Jewish, my mother is Christian) and I married a Muslim! estatic This should explain my love and passion for interfaith dialogue and discussion!  Raising my son in all three faiths is a bit of a challenge, but one I am up for!  

      I am hoping that together we can take the steps towards greater understanding and love. Let’s all stand together!



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          Yana Berlin wrote Jan 26, 2009
        • What a wonderful message.



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          Martinilush wrote Jan 26, 2009
        • Yana, I must say to you - thank you for creating this wonderful site, I really feel like I have found a “home” here! estatic



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          Lisaru wrote Jan 26, 2009
        • I am all for a group like this. I too have a Jewish father (now deceased) and a Christian mother. I will fit right in to this dialog. That is what our country is made up of, many different religions and races, it’s what makes us unique.

          Martinilush, I believe you are on to something wonderful!



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          Laurabeth wrote Jan 26, 2009
        • Thank you so much for starting this group. I was not raised in an interfaith household, myself. However, I am raising my own children in one. My parents are Jewish and raised my sister and I in a semi-practicing Jewish home. I say ‘semi’ because we never attending synagogue and never went to Hebrew school. We celebrated the holy days, in our own way, and not in a very religious way.  I didn’t learn much about what it meant to be a Jew.  Now skip ahead to when I met my husband. He is a doubting Catholic. Great mix, huh?  We got married in a secular ceremony, neither religion played a big part.  We spoke very little about what religion and what we would do when we had children.  *I* decided that I’d try to teach them both, which was hard to do when I knew nothing about either.  I tried, but it was too hard.  In 2002, I took an RCIA class and converted to Catholicism, but even then I didn’t know anything about that either.  My children were both baptized, my daughter reached communion age and then we stopped. It didn’t feel right anymore, like I was denying a part of me. So now here I am again, trying to teach them both. I guess I need to learn more about each before I go ahead and teach them. Which is why I am here. SO thank you for listening and thanks for the invite. I look forward to getting to know all of you and your religions better.



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          Martinilush wrote Jan 26, 2009
        • Lisaru, my “twin“, we just found each other today, and already I feel that I have known you all my life. I have no doubt that you will have so much to contribute to the conversations!estatic

          Laurabeth, what a wonderful story, thank you for sharing it with us! I have to say that the quote you have in your signature really says it all and is so perfect!

          I am so excited to be taking this journey with you wonderful women!



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