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First Presbyterian presents free 'Three Faiths, One God' class

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Kris Mainellis

First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights is hosting a series of classes entitled "Three Faiths, One God," on Sundays, 9:45-10:45 am, through December 8. Participants in this free class will learn about the three Abrahamic faiths: Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.

Class participants will hear from Rabbi Victor Weissberg, who will present the essence of Judaism on November 3 (the second of two weeks on this subject). Weissberg has been spiritual leader of Temple Beth-El of Chicago since 1954 and is an expert on Bible and Jewish literature.

Imam Abdul RahmanKhan will share the core of Islam on November 10 and 17. RahmanKhan is an expert in Islamic inheritance and has served at several institutions as imam and head of Islamic studies.

Rev. Beth Freese Dammers will present the core of Christianity on November 24. Freese Dammers currently is an associate pastor at First Presbyterian. She has served in several congregations and currently also has a leadership role in the Presbytery of Chicago.

The final week of class, on December 8, will center on a roundtable discussion of all three faiths. Weissberg and RahmanKhan will join Rev. Alexander Lang, pastor and head of staff at First Presbyterian, who will enter the discussion representing the Christian faith. Lang has a strong background in religious studies and theology. Note: The class does not meet December 1.

To learn more, visit First Presbyterian Church is located at 302 N. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights, just south of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library.

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