Religious tradition is full of references to being a good host. But what happens when the shoe is on the other foot and we are the guests? Last year, Earlham School of Religion student Jon Berry decided to find out. He began a spiritual pilgrimage of New York, focusing on traditions different from his own. Increasingly that led him into the city’s Muslim community. Join us as Jon talks about what he discovered; the encouragement he found in the experience; and the abundance available to us in the cities in which we live.
Jon Berry is a member of the Fourth Universalist Society in New York City’s Upper West Side. After a career in journalism and business, he earned a Masters of Divinity (M.Div.) in May 2017 from Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Indiana. He plans to begin training for chaplaincy and to write about religion.