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MOSES - A Christian, Muslim, Jewish Perspective

Sep 26, 2021 03:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Rabbi Mike Balinsky
Jewish Perspective
Rabbi Michael Balinsky is the Executive Vice President of the Chicago Board of Rabbis, an organization representing two hundred rabbis of all denominations. He is a member of the Jewish Catholic Scholars Dialogue in Chicago, the Board of the Parliament of the World Religions, serves on the executive of the Council of Religious leaders of Metropolitan Chicago and is on the advisory board of the Bernadin Center at Catholic Theological Union. He is also an active participant in a number of Jewish, Christian and Moslem interfaith initiatives. Rabbi Balinsky was a Hillel director for twenty-two years, over nineteen of those as the director of the Louis and Saerree Fiedler Hillel Center at Northwestern University, after two and a half years as the Associate Director of Hillel at the University of Michigan.
Rev. Caleb Hong
Christian Perspective
As Lead Pastor of Faith United Methodist Church of Orland Park, Caleb provides spiritual leadership and oversight of church leaders and the congregation. His job description includes preaching, teaching, caring, counseling, administering the sacraments, and championing the church’s mission and vision. Caleb has served as a pastor since 1997 in Delaware, Georgia, and several congregations in Northern Illinois. He loves to play sports, eat good food, watch the Cooking Channel, and spend time with his two daughters. He dreams of dunking a basketball in heaven. He is married to Rev. Sarah Hong, who is serving Minooka United Methodist Church.
Imam Abdul-Malik Ryan
Muslim Perspective
Abdul-Malik was born Michael P. Ryan in Chicago, Illinois. His study of African-American history in high school and at DePaul University and his encounter with the life and legacy of Malcolm X (Malik Shabazz) led to his accepting Islam in 1994. He was one of the founding members and is a past President of the Board of Directors of the Inner City Muslim Action Network, IMAN. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and he has been working as an attorney for children in the foster care system in Chicago for the past ten years. In addition to almost anything regarding Islam, his major interests include Irish History, Comparative Religion (especially Judaism), and Historical Mystery Fiction. He will rarely be found without several books that he is currently reading. He also blogs and comments under his kunya and nisba Abu Noor Al-Irlandee.