Abraham Path Walk for Interfaith Understanding

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Abraham Path Walk for Interfaith Understanding

October 10, 2021 @ 2:00 pm 5:00 pm

Our walk begins at Congregation Kol Ami, 1008 W. Water St., Elmira. After hearing about their history and faith, we will walk to Bethany Lutheran Church. Walk east on W. Water St., turn right on Walnut St. to cross the bridge, and the church will be on the right. After learning about their history and faith, return to Congregation Kol Ami to pick up your car. Then drive to The Islamic Association of the Finger Lakes Center, 499 Hickory Grove Rd., Horseheads. Head east on W. Water St., Take a sharp left on NY 17W/ I- 86 West ramp. Take I-86 to Exit 51B for Colonial Dr. Turn left onto Colonial Dr, then right onto Hickory Grove Rd. The IAFL is on the right. The congregation of the Islamic Center has prepared refreshments for you.

Celebrate Diversity – Bumper Sticker / Decal. Peace Resource Project
Celebrate Diversity – Bumper Sticker / Decal. Peace Resource Project

For the Walk:

Choose to walk with someone you do not know.

Take turns sharing the answers to these questions with each other.

Practice deep listening for peace and understanding.

  • What is your name and where do you live?
  • What is your current faith and/or spiritual practice?
  • Is it the same or different than your family’s tradition
    when you were growing up?
  • Do you have memories to share about your childhood
  • What religious holidays did your family participate in?
  • Were you involved in faith activities as a teen?
  • Was there a time when your beliefs changed?
  • Does your current faith practice suit your needs?
  • In what ways are you involved, or what things are you
  • Do you have friends or acquaintances of other faiths?
  • Have you visited their places of worship or participated in
    different religious activities?
  • Can you articulate your beliefs about God?
  • Is there a place where you feel especially close to God?
  • Do you have a spiritual practice? Can you describe it?
  • Are there rituals that you practice to connect to God?
  • Are you a person who prays? How does that impact
    your daily life?
  • What do you believe happens after one dies?
  • Are your religious beliefs helpful tools for your decision-
  • Do you believe that people have a certain purpose to
    accomplish in their life?
  • “As you shine your light, you provide space for others to
    shine theirs, as well.” What does this statement mean to
  • What prevents people from living their full potential?
  • Which contemporary religious person do you most
  • What does it mean to you to live in the present moment?
  • Do you believe that we are all connected? How does that
    impact your life?
  • What five things are you most grateful for?
  • Have you ever experienced a miracle?

Thank you for participating today.

Download the STIC – 2021 Abraham Walk – Directions and Questions bifold. PDF (437k)

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October 10, 2021
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Southern Tier Interfaith Coalition
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Southern Tier Interfaith Coalition

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