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Pastor Bob Woods, left, of First Congregational United Church of Christ, and Carl Temple, stand Tuesday in front of masks collected from Woods’ travels throughout Indonesia and Bali. The two are part of a group of local people interested in learning about the Quran and the Muslim faith.

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Pastor hopes to bring Christianity, Islam together in Quran study group

The spiritual books of Christianity and Islam are not competing doctrines of faith, said the Rev. Bob Woods. Instead the Bible and the Quran are more like close relatives, featuring similar figures, storylines and meanings.

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