Trialogue: Abraham and the Near-Sacrifice of his Son

Academy Board member Dr. Amir Hussain and Executive Director Dr. Reinhard Krauss will participate in an inter-religious panel discussion of the biblical and qur’anic story of Abraham’s near-sacrifice of his son. The event is organized by the Dawn Unity Group in Palos Verdes, CA.

Convener and Moderator

Dr. Robert Rothman
Dawn Unity Group, Palos Verdes


Msgr. David Sork
St. John Fisher Catholic Church, Rancho Palos Verdes
Dr. Reinhard Krauss
Academy for Judaic, Christian, and Islamic Studies
Dr. Amir Hussain
Loyola Marymount University
Rabbi Ron Shulman
Congregation Beth El, La Jolla


Tuesday, May 8, 2018
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Reception to Follow


St. John Fisher Catholic Church

5448 Crest Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Free Admission • All are welcome!

The panel discussion will explore the story of Abraham’s near-sacrifice of his son. The famous narrative is recorded in both the Bible and the Qur’an with minor yet highly significant differences. It has been pondered by religious scholars through the ages and gained an important place in the religious life of all three monotheistic religions. The forum will discuss both traditional interpretations and possible ways to understand this controversial story in contemporary religious and ethical terms.

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