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Scriptural Reasoning (SR) is a practice where Christians, Jews, and Muslims study each other’s sacred texts. SR participants meet once a month to read short passages from their respective scriptures on a certain topic. Facilitated by a study leader, each session is an opportunity to listen and share various perspectives. SR sessions help participants reflect on a curious list of topics within the Abrahamic tradition. The result is often a deeper understanding of others and one’s own scriptures, as well as the development of strong bonds across faith communities.

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This Month’s Study Leader 

Richard J. JonesRichard J. Jones taught Mission & World Religions at Virginia Theological Seminary from 1988 until 2009. As Al-Alwani Chair of Muslim-Christian Studies in the Washington Theological Consortium, he taught at member theological schools in the Washington, D.C. area. Born in the District of Columbia in 1943, he taught ESL classes in Vietnam and served as a parish priest in Ecuador, Alabama, and Virginia. He is past president of American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan and officiates Spanish-language services in Northern Virginia Episcopal churches.

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