December 5th, 2005
After losing his son-in-law, Ted Hennessy, at the World Trade Center, Wright became a founding board member of the Center for Jewish-Christian-Muslim Understanding in Irvington, NY . After moving moving north, he took the idea with him and created the Alliance for Jewish-Christian-Muslim Understanding in Lexington, MA, where he now serves as executive director.. The Alliance’s goal is to build bridges between people of the three Abrahamic religions. To achieve their goals, members of the alliance hold meetings, art shows, concerts, lectures and social gatherings.
The Center recently put on a series of very ambitious programs, culminating in an “Andalusian Music Festival,” held in the Tarrytown, NY Music Hall, which was attended by approximately 650 people. The purpose of these programs was to further appreciation for Islamic music.
The Alliance has been putting on a series of interfaith events which feature speakers, a PowerPoint presentation on the architecture of Islam, music and an exhibit called “The Power of Peace, The Impact of the Arts,” which consists of eight large display panels depicting the art and architecture of eight religions: Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Confucian, Sikh and Baha’i. Here are some pictures from their first program at All Saints Parish in Brookline, MA, plus the poster they created to announce the event.