Monday, January 21, 2008

Local VA church has interfaith event, sever Noah's Pudding for Ashura

On Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, the Clarendon Presbyterian Church in Arlington VA had two interfaith guests from Turkey, from an organization called the Rumi Forum at 1150 17th St NW Suite 408 Washington DC 20036. The two young men served for the after-service social dishes of "Noah's Pudding," which is based on ingredients common in the Middle East in ancient times. Noah, of course, preceded Abraham, the common point of the three monotheistic "Abrahamaic" faiths.

Muslims believe that Ashura is a day of great significance. It is a fast day on the tenth day of the month of Muharram and is said to be derived from the Jewish Day of Atonement. According to Muslims, on this day, God (Allah, Jehovah) accepted repentance of Adam, saved Noah in the ark, gave Moses the Ten Commandments, restored Job to health, and performed the Ascension of Jesus.

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