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.
Scriptural Reasoning: Introduction Reading Material: Leadership
This Month’s Study Leader
Hurunnessa Fariad is the Director of Outreach at Multifaith Neighbors Network (MFNN) and has overseen the Multifaith efforts at the ADAMS Center. She is an active member of the D.C. Muslim Jewish Advisory Council and Peace Catalyst International. Ms. Fariad serves as the Secretary of the Board of Directors at Virginian Interfaith Center for Public Policy, Leadership Circle Advisor for the One America Movement, Muslim Member of Fairfax County`s Interfaith and Equity Committee, Muslim Member of the Fairfax County Public School Religious Observances Task Force and member of the TSA Multicultural Coalition.
Ms. Fariad is the founder and Music Director of America`s First Mosque Youth Choir, The ADAMS Beat, which is actively involved in multifaith and advocacy work. As Director of Outreach at MFNN, she is responsible for building relationships outside of the organization to more effectively reach the goals of MFNN. This also includes working with clerics in their cities to better equip them to lead in their city and communicate with local partners and help mobilize women in MFNN programs.