On Wednesday, September 13, we were blessed to have University of Washington Tacoma Professor Turan Kayaoglu join us for ExALT: Extraordinary Active Life Together. He led a presentation, “Islam 101,” the first class of a five-week course, “An Introduction to Islam.” Professor Kayaoglu discussed the origins of Islam as an Abrahamic faith, the Prophet Mohamed’s life and teachings, some of the basic tenets of the Quran, and similarities and differences between Islam and Christianity. After his presentation he answered questions from those gathered in the “packed house” Life Together Hall.

While the adults were learning about Islam, the kids were exploring some of the stories of Abraham in the “Holy Moly!” curriculum, as well as drawing as many chalk stars as Abraham’s descendants.