Celebration of Abraham
After September 11, 2001, a group of Jewish, Christian and Muslim clergy and laypersons met to consider how our community could honor those who had died and, at the same time, increase understanding and respect among the three major Abrahamic faiths n Davis and Woodland. The result was the Celebration of Abraham. The Celebration is dedicating to increasing understanding among all religious tradition.
The Celebration of Abraham is based on the idea of religious pluralism. According to Diana Eck, head of the Pluralism Project at Harvard:
First, pluralism is not diversity alone, but the energetic engagement with diversity. …
Second, pluralism is not just tolerance, but the active seeking of understanding across lines of difference.
Third, pluralism is not relativism, but the encounter of commitments.
Fourth, pluralism is based on dialogue.