Scriptural Reasoning is a good platform to understand each other and improve mutual respect and understanding among different traditions. I felt it was an interesting and fruitful experience, especially given the tensions between these three faiths in the past. SR provides the opportunity to bring Jews, Muslims and Christians together on the same table, talking to one another, teaching one another and allowing one another to be more faithful to their own traditions and to collective peace and integrity, and most of all through their most sacred texts.
Rose Aslan, PhD candidate in Islamic Studies at the University of North Carolina, immersed herself in Scriptural Reasoning for three weeks at the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme Summer School. Here she writes about her experience for the Huffington Post.
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Prophet Abraham’s first prayer was “Oh Allah! Make this world a dwelling of peace”. I believe SR has given us the tools to make this possible or at least keep alive the hope that we can learn to embrace each other with enough dedication and sincerity.
Scriptural Reasoning is a form of collaborative study and learning which enriches the participants intellectually and personally. The greatest result of SR is the community of learners it creates.