Interfaith, Dialogue and Friendship Dinner, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Sikh

A Prayer for Interfaith Conversation and Friendship

I recently had the opportunity to attend the 12th Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner sponsored by the Dialogue Institute of the Southwest. Diverse people, cultures, and faiths gathered around a meal and conversation to create new friendships and deepen mutual understanding. I was privileged to offer a prayer at the beginning of the evening. Other prayers were offered by a Catholic priest, an imam, a … Continue reading A Prayer for Interfaith Conversation and Friendship

Immersed in Each Other’s Lives – A Sermon on Matthew 3:13-17, Baptism of our Lord

Today, the First Sunday after the Epiphany, we celebrate the Baptism of our Lord. The collect and readings may be found here. The appointed gospel is Matthew 3:13-17 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” But Jesus answered … Continue reading Immersed in Each Other’s Lives – A Sermon on Matthew 3:13-17, Baptism of our Lord

Yeh hum naheen – this is not us

“Yeh hum naheen” means “this is not us.” The song is a statement that the violence of terrorism is not Islam. Terrorism and violence are not simply Islamic issues. They are issues of humanity. So maybe we should see the video and hear the words as a reminder that any violence is not us, regardless of our ethnicity, race or religion. To act with violence … Continue reading Yeh hum naheen – this is not us