Scriptural Reasoning provides an opportunity for members of different religious traditions to gather together around sacred texts for discussion, exploration, and reflection across faith lines.
The aim is not necessarily for participants to agree with one another, but to learn and explore together – to dive deeper into one’s own tradition, in attentive engagement with other traditions.
The theme of this session will be Ecology and the Environment.
The session will focus on three short scriptural passages relevant to this theme:
- a Jewish text from the Tanakh;
- a Christian text from the New Testament;
- an Islamic text from the Qur’an.
After an introduction to Scriptural Reasoning, and to each text in turn, participants will split into small break-out groups, each including members for these three faith traditions. In these groups, there will be time to explore the texts together.
This is one of a series of events around COP26 hosted by the School of Divinity (University of Edinburgh).