The Public Square in a Multi-Faith World | themelios

Posted on November 13, 2014 by


Joel Rainey

Joel Rainey

On November 16 from 2 PM until 9 PM, I will be taking part in the Mid-Atlantic Summit on Faith and Culture in Glenwood, Maryland. While this meeting doesn’t technically “belong” to any particular group, various faith communities have come together to “co-host” an event that both reflects the multi-faith nature of the world we live in, and provides a public square platform on which each group can understand, and be understood.

The event will be hosted by Gethsemane Baptist Church, which is a part of the 560-plus member Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network of churches I’m honored to help lead. Two other Baptist churches are also taking part, as well as the Oseh Shalom Synagogue, and two Turkish Muslim organizations. The goal is to have honest discussion about the various world views that are currently shaping the globe. Continue reading →