The Family of Abraham is a group of Nashvillians representing the Abrahamic Faiths of Christianity, Judaism and Islam, as well as other faiths. The group champions religious freedom and is dedicated to ending bigotry and intolerance through education. Currently the group is planning an event for August 22, meant to be a conversation about diversity. Randolph Lowry, president of Lipscomb University will be the guest speaker and will talk about "Creating Relationships in the Midst of Diversity."
Lowry's appearance signals the Nashville community's widening interest in engaging in dialogue and creating an accepting and tolerant city, according to Family of Abraham.
A panel of local human rights and religious freedom advocates will respond to Lowry's message. The panel is comprised of Dr. Amir Arain, Professor of Neurology for Vanderbilt University as well as President of the Islamic Center of Nashville; Caroline Blackwell, Executive Director of the Metro Nashville Human Relations Commission; and Steve Ivey, the CEO of Ivey Music International.
The event is planned for August 22 at 7pm at First Presbyterian Church on Franklin Road.