The goal of a Feb. 4 interfaith dialogue forum at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater is to help people of different religions and backgrounds celebrate their similarities instead of fearing their differences.
The forum panel will include leaders from the Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities in Washington County. Task force members are from the Washington County Council of Churches, the Islamic Society of Western Maryland and Synagogue B'Nai Abraham.
"We've done three of these before, including a similar one last April which brought 350 people to the Kepler Theater," said the Rev. Ed Poling of the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren. "There were speeches and a lively discussion."