Remembering Dr. King: Creating the Beloved Community

The Fountain was a part of a panel on January 17, 2016, on the occasion of the Dr. Martin Luther King national holiday in the United States. Titled “Creating the Beloved Community”: Why Jews, Christians and Muslims Preach Love Even While They Face Hate the panel discussion featured speakers from three Abrahamic faiths – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The panel took place at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal RC Church (OLMM) in Long Island, as a part of “Abraham’s Table” gatherings organized in cooperation with the Turkish Cultural Center of Long Island and the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center. Speakers on the panel were Ms. Batsheva Slavin of the Jewish Center, Fr. William Brisotti of OLMM, and Hakan Yesilova of The Fountain magazine. Speakers offered prayers in their own traditions, answered questions from the audience, and explained how their faith traditions define love, their experiences of hate, and how their commitment to love helped them cope with hatred.

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