While religious conflict is dominating the headlines, there are some who are trying to find understanding and respect across religious lines. A group of women in Cambridge, Mass., have founded a book club to learn from each other’s Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions.
They call themselves the Daughters of Abraham – Jews, Christians, and Muslims, who gather once a month to talk about books – not just any books, whether fiction or nonfiction. The books they read are about their three religions. The Daughters of Abraham book club was the brainchild of Edie Howe, a lawyer turned divinity student. The idea came to her the night of 9/11, when she attended an interfaith service.