Different faiths worship the same God, speakers say at interfaith dialogue

While taking different approaches, everyone worships the same God.

That was the general takeaway from Sunday’s interfaith dialogue, which had the theme “The Same God?”

The event was sponsored by the Interfaith Council of Martinsville and Henry County. Presenters spoke for about 10 to 15 minutes each about their religions, and then a question-and-answer session was held.

Martha Woody, past president of Ohev Zion Synagogue, talked about God from a Jewish perspective; Father Mark White, priest of St. Joseph and St. Francis-Assisi Catholic Churches, talked from a Christian perspective; and Khalil Shadeed of the Islamic Center of Martinsville & Henry County talked talked from the Islamic perspective.

What we understand about God evolves as we go through life, Woody said.

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