Bishop to Join Muslim, Jewish Leaders on Panel


Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton will join a representative of the Islamic University Center of Pittsburgh and Cleveland and a rabbi from Pittsburgh's South Hills for a panel discussion about three ancient faith traditions that share a common root, yet often seem distant from each other in today’s world.  It's scheduled for Wednesday, September 9 at 7 p. m. at Christ United Methodist Church in Bethel Park. 

Besides Bishop Bickerton, the panel will include:

  • Rabbi Alex Greenbaum, leader of the Beth El Congregation of the South Hills
  • Imam 'AbduSemi'h A. Tádése, Director of Religious Affairs of the Islamic University Center, Pittsburgh, PA and Cleveland, OH
This facilitated discussion, sponsored by the United Methodist Women of Christ UMC,  will be moderated by Duane Thompson, Christ Church’s senior pastor, and Anya Martin, artistic director and co-founder of Hiawatha Project and adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University. The moderators will pose questions for the panel, which have been selected by Christ Church members.

All are welcome to attend.