"Come together and listen . . ." Genesis 49:2
Abraham's Table Long Island has a vision resting on the twin beliefs that people can bring
about constructive change and progress and that all people should be treated with dignity and
therefore all deserve basic human rights. The Patriarch Abraham is father to three great world
religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Abraham is also the father of monotheism, the religious
belief in one God. God's covenant with Abraham is predicated on the belief that humans are created
by God in the image of God, which in turn gave birth to the idea of human rights. All people, as
children of God, are reflections of God and therefore every human deserves to be treated with
respect and dignity.
Abraham's Table seeks to be an agent of progress and solidarity, in which Jews, Christians and Muslims
work to create a climate that respects the dignity of every person here on an increasingly diverse Long
Island. The mission of Abraham's Table Long Island is to create a spirit of common heritage, peace
and cooperation here in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, while still respecting the uniqueness of the Jewish,
Christian and Muslim religions. We do this through honest and respectful dialogue and joyful celebration
of each other's religious traditions.
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