Education, Dialogue, Social Action


Interfaith Efforts to Counteract Terrorism

Join us for a dialogue focused on interfaith efforts to counteract terrorism with a delegation of clergy from the Republic of Georgia organized by the U.S. State Department in collaboration with WorldDenver and the Abrahamic Initiative at Saint John’s Cathedral on Monday,

September 25, 2017 at 3:00-5:00pm

Saint John’s Cathedral at 1350 Washington Street Denver, CO 80203

The discussion will focus on the commonalities of Islam, Judaism and Christianity that can help us work together in fostering peace and reconciliation. You are invited to attend and interact with our visitors from the Republic of Georgia. Our honored guests will be: Father Kakhaber Gogotishvili (Deputy Head of the Foreign Affairs Department, Patriarchy of the Georgian Orthodox Church). Father Petre Giorgadze (Co-Rector, Spiritual Gymnasium of Vani). Father Iovane Mtchedlishvili (Priest, Sameba Main Cathedral Church of the Georgian Orthodox Church). Mr. George Tserodze (Chaplain, Ministry of Defense).This event is open to the public. If you are interested in attending, there is no need to register - just come! However, for more information or to express interest, please contact Greg Movesian, a member of the Abrahamic Initiative Steering Committee, at

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Seedlings for Peace 2017

Seedlings for Peace An Annual Family Event

People of all faiths are invited to help prepare the ground and plant together at Ekar Farm, a community farm that grows food for various hunger relief agencies.The Pantry serves the entire community, regardless of religious affiliation.

Ekar Farm, 6825 E Alameda Avenue Denver, CO 80224

Free - All are welcome

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And please consider a donation to be shared by Abrahamic Initiative and Ekar For a secure on line Donation click here or send a check made out to Abrahamic Initiative 6784 E. Cedar Ave. Apt. 707, Denver CO 80224

Bring a hat, water bottle, sunscreen and shoes that can get dirty and protect your toes. Family event - children over 3 will enjoy Ekar’s pint-sized tools and getting dirty!

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Mustafa Akyol

Can Jesus be a bridge between Islam and Christianity? Saint John’s Cathedral to host Mustafa Akyol.

On May 3 at 7 p.m. Saint John’s Cathedral will host Mustafa Akyol. Mr. Akyol will be speaking about how Jesus can be a bridge between Islam and Christianity. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

A Turkish journalist and author, Mustafa Akyol studied political science and history at Bogazici University. Since early 2000’s, he has been a columnist in national Turkish newspapers. Since fall 2013, he is also a regular contributing opinion writer for The New York Times.

He has published six books in Turkish. His 2011 book, “Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty” was published in the United States the W.W. Norton. The book was long-listed for the Lionel Gelber Prize, a literary prize awarded by the University of Toronto for the best nonfiction book in English that seeks to deepen public debate on significant international issues, and praised by The Financial Times as “a forthright and elegant Muslim defense of freedom.” The book has been published also in Turkish, Malay and Indonesian.

In Feb 2017, another book by Mr. Akyol, “The Islamic Jesus: How the King of the Jews Became a Prophet of the Muslims” was published by St. Martins Press. The book has received praise from the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, The National Catholic Reporter, and more.

Mr. Akyol is also a public speaker who has given hundreds of lectures and talks on numerous platforms, including TED, where he spoke on “Faith vs. Tradition in Islam.”

Since Jan 2017, Mr. Akyol is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Freedom Project at Wellesley College, based in Massachusetts, USA.

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Mustafa Akyol

Saint John’s Cathedral presents an evening with Mustafa Akyol

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