Adult Education

The Forums take place in the Kendrick Room following the 10:00 Service on Sundays


discussions on hope in Christian, Muslim and Jewish traditions.  Speakers will include representatives of the local Jewish and Muslim community as well as two speakers from the Cathedral.  The series will close with a multi-faith service on Tuesday, May 31.  Hope is the force that translates faith into action and leads faithful people to accomplish what otherwise might seem impossible.  The sessions begin at 6:30 pm in the Kendrick Room.

May 3 — The Rev’d Joseph Pace speaks about Syria, a land which today seems without hope, but over the centuries has been a dynamic center of Christian, Muslim and Jewish life and thought.

May 10 — Members of the Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts will speak about hope in Islam, especially in the Qur’an and in the hadith, or writings of the Prophet Muhammad.

May 17 — Rabbi Amy Wallk Katz of Temple Beth El, the largest Conservative Temple in Western Massachusetts, will offer a Jewish perspective on hope.

May 24 — The Hon. Mark Hambley, former US Ambassador to Qatar and Lebanon and Cathedral member, will speak about how  hope is tried in diplomatic work, especially in the Middle East.

May 31 — Bishop Fisher will host a multi-faith service at the cathedral with speakers from the three Abrahamic traditions; a reception will follow.