I spoke this week at the following event:
BRIS OR BAPTISM? -- AND OTHER RITUAL ISSUES FACING INTERFAITH FAMILIES What do basic rituals mean in each of our traditions? Do they determine identity, membership, salvation? Can they be delayed or chosen later in life? Can -- or should -- they be modified for interfaith families? Can -- or should -- children be given a "dual religious passport"? Join us to hear Jewish, Roman Catholic, and mainstream Protestant (Presbyterian) clergy discuss the meaning of some of the central rituals in our religious traditions.
The seminar will be led by Rabbi Daniel Brenner; Rev. Mark Hallinan, SJ; and Rev. Anne Conroy.
The discussion was fascinating - particularly the questions of the Hindu-Jewish couple and the Black Southern Baptist -Israeli couple. Thankfully, a moyel came who could speak to the medical questions.