From what little I’ve heard so far, it sounds like the meeting between Christian and Jewish leaders on Emergent Sacred Communities was a huge success this past week. Emergent-US and Synagogue 3000 met together to discuss the creation of new sacred communities, and it there is now a Jewish Emergent movement. I’m very excited by this opportunity to meet and discuss with progressive Jews about community formation and spirituality. I hope this is just the beginning of future times of dialogue and joint-endeavors between emergent Christians, Jews and hopefully those from other faiths.
Shawn Landres, with S3K, is doing a great job of updating the most recent articles and blog posts about the event, so you should be reading the Synablog. But here is a post where he quotes some different reactions (is it lame to link to a blog post that links to yours, and has you quoted? oh well) – quite varied reactions, of course. I’m sure it’s been made clear, but I have nothing but hope and support for ventures like this. But I am really interested in whether there are Emergent Muslims too…Anyone out there want to fill us in on some emerging mosques? It’s clear that “emergent” is not just a Christian-fad – but is a much wider and greater phenomenon….