Wednesday, June 27, 2018

An interfaith DSS event in Colorado

TO GO WITH THE DENVER EXHIBITION: Scholars discuss significance of Dead Sea Scrolls at Boulder interfaith gathering (Carina Julig, Daily Camera).
Religious groups from around Boulder gathered Sunday night at the Islamic Center of Boulder to learn about the history of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the shared significance to their faiths.

"The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Ancient Community Who Used Them," an interfaith event organized by the Boulder Stake of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and hosted by the Islamic Center of Boulder, was designed to complement the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit on view at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. It featured three scholars who discussed the religious and historical significance of the scrolls from their respective academic backgrounds.

Every seat in the Islamic Center's main room was taken, with over 350 people in the audience from a number of religious organizations across Boulder. Atonment Lutheran Church hosted an interfaith dinner before the talk, which a number of Boulder County Christian, Muslim and Jewish religious leaders attended.

Background on the Denver Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition is here and links.

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