Saturday, February 17, 2007

Families of Abraham

There is an interesting new exhibit at the Charlotte, NC, Levine Museum of the New South called Families of Abraham

A description:
Nearly half of humanity - Jews, Christians, and Muslims - claim the same spiritual ancestor, Abraham. Beginning December 15, Levine Museum of the New South invites visitors to explore what these faiths have in common through Families of Abraham, an exciting new photographic narrative exhibit.

Judaism, Christianity and Islam are sometimes referred to as the "Abrahamic religions," because of the role Abraham plays in their holy books and beliefs. Today three billion people - half the world’s population - call him father, patriarch, spiritual ancestor. And while modern Judaism, Christianity and Islam share Abraham's faith in one God and many ethical teachings, each religion each speaks in its own distinctive voice.

This new exhibit explores these similarities as well as the distinctive voices found across the three faiths.

Led by project director and curator Eleanor Brawley, a team of eight local photographers followed eleven different Jewish, Christian and Muslim families from the Charlotte area for a year, documenting daily life and faith practices. They captured Holy Days across the three religions, as well as family milestones and moments from the families' every day lives.

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