The Heart of Faith - Recordings from 12/17/17 presentations


How do followers of the three Abrahamic traditions process life’s existential questions? How do we go about believing in the Divine?

Tonight we hear from three speakers— one Jewish, one Christian, one Muslim. We do not call on them to represent their entire faith tradition, but only to tell their own personal story of God in their lives.

Rabbi Kalish Leviel was ordained in 2006 at the age of 59. Her focus and her joy is to interpret Torah, the Five Books of Moses, and to share the Kabbalah, the mystical side of Judaism. One year ago she completed five years of study to become a Science of Mind Practitioner at the Center for Spiritual Living.

The Rev. Charis Weathers is a Bellingham-based Lutheran Christian pastor. She is the founder of Echoes, an experimental congregation that seeks to expand the ways we understand church.

Imam Fode Drame is based in Vancouver, B.C. but came originally from West Africa. He is a Muslim scholar, community-builder, and spiritual guide. He is the founder of Zawiya Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to his vision for humanity, and Qawsain Knowledge House, a private Islamic school in Vancouver, B.C. that teaches faith, compassion, and tolerance.

After presentations from each of the three speakers, there was time for questions and answers.

The Heart of Faith is brought to you by Bridge Builders, an ad hoc group of Whatcom County congregational leaders from the three Abrahamic faiths. We meet monthly to share the stories of our respective faiths and to build friendships with one another. This event is cosponsored by the Adult Formation Committee at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and by Whatcom Good Neighbors.