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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.

You can find this month’s themed text pack here.

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This Month’s Study Leader

robert-millerDr. Robert D. Miller II, a Secular Franciscan, joined the faculty of the Catholic University of America in 2008 and is now Ordinary Professor of Old Testament. He is Affiliated Faculty at the University of Pretoria and a Life Member of St John’s College, Cambridge.

Professor Miller is a scholar of the history, literature, religion, and archaeology of Ancient Israel in the First Temple Period. His books, Chieftains of the Highland Clans: A History of Israel in the 12th and 11th Centuries BC (2005), Oral Tradition in Ancient Israel (2011), and related articles made him a recognized authority on Early Israel.

Professor Miller has also worked in the interface of science and theology as the recipient of two major grants, Religion and Science in Pastoral Ministry and Science for Seminarians.

He is also active in Jewish-Christian and Muslim-Christian dialogue at the local and international levels. A practicing archaeologist, Professor Miller is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the American Schools of Oriental Research and serves as Chair of the Board of Control of the New American Bible for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.


IFCMWRumi Forum presents this event as a collaborating partner of the Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington (IFCMW) during the 3rd Annual World Interfaith Harmony Week in the DMV. We are glad that this session of our monthly Scriptural Reasoning program coincides with the annual worldwide observance during the month of February 2022.

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