Thursday, January 7, 2010

Dancing Children Statue


Celebrating Interfaith Friendship.

In a little park just north of Tulsa's Boston Avenue Methodist Church stands a statue of three young people joined in a dance of friendship -- a Jew, a Christian, and a Muslim. The statue was created by artist Phyllis Mantik of Stillwater. It depicts a Jewish boy wearing the star of David, a Christian girl wearing a cross, and a Muslim boy wearing traditional Muslim clothing. The children are dancing in a circle holding an olive branch. The statue was dedicated in September, 2006 to honor commitment to the the Trialogue Series, a forum for Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

The church is at 1301 S. Boston Ave in downtown Tulsa. A news article from the Tulsa World can be read HERE.

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6 comments:

awarewriter said... [Reply to comment]

Marvelous. Now if the world would only pay attention...

We all bleed red and our tears taste of the same salt.

Micki02 said... [Reply to comment]

What a nice statue ! if only people may do like this children : dancing with there difference.
I'm reading an american book : To kill a mocking bird. I'm sure you already read it ! for me it is a discovery !
Kiss

Tulsa Gentleman said... [Reply to comment]

To Kill a Mockingbird is a wonderful book. It really is about racial intolerance and the loss of innocence of the girl Scout. It was made in a classic movie with Gregory Peck. I hope you enjoy it.

There is an excellent wikipedia article about the story.

Nancy Bea Miller said... [Reply to comment]

I really love it! Of course, the Hindu boy and the Shinto girl and the Buddhist baby are off doing a dance of their own...LOL!

maryt/theteach said... [Reply to comment]

This is an outstanding sculpture celebrating diversity in the world! :)

dragonfly said... [Reply to comment]

I wish not only artists would appreciate the power of friendship across cultures.

Happy WW!

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