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Wednesday, June 3, 2020
From left, Fatih Ak, volunteer; M. Said Selmanlar, Lehigh Dialogue Center president; Hafsa Turkyolm, volunteer, and Professor Walter Wagner, Respect Graduate School, following a recent interfaith presentation at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown. From left, Fatih Ak, volunteer; M. Said Selmanlar, Lehigh Dialogue Center president; Hafsa Turkyolm, volunteer, and Professor Walter Wagner, Respect Graduate School, following a recent interfaith presentation at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown.
PRESS PHOTOS BY PAUL WILLISTEINLeft, Mary Hausman, a member and weekly Bible study leader with her husand, Jim, of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown, talks with Fatih Ak, volunteer, Lehigh Dialogue Center, Bethlehem. PRESS PHOTOS BY PAUL WILLISTEINLeft, Mary Hausman, a member and weekly Bible study leader with her husand, Jim, of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown, talks with Fatih Ak, volunteer, Lehigh Dialogue Center, Bethlehem.

Lehigh Dialogue Center interfaith discussion

Friday, May 22, 2020 by The Press in Focus

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic cut short an interfaith discussion series, but not before two sessions were held, including March 8, prior to the last Sunday of services at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown, before the Pennsylvania stay-at-home mandate.

The series, presented by the Lehigh Dialogue Center, Bethlehem, explained the similarities and differences between Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

According to its website, the Lehigh Dialogue Center, “For over 14 years, [has been] helping build relationships among diverse cultures and traditions by providing an atmosphere of peace and understanding for all people, regardless of their race, culture or tradition.”

For information visit the website: lehighdialogue.org/