Things in Egypt have been moving faster than I have been able to keep up with. Most heartening are the many stories of how the Muslim and Christian communities there have been working together.
My friend Rev. Susan Strouse, Interim Director of the Interfaith Center at the Presidio and Pastor of First United Lutheran Church in San Francisco, has written about this:
One incident, in the midst of this political turmoil, however, is enough to give us all hope. Last Friday, Christian protesters in Tahrir Square joined hands and formed a protective circle around Muslim protesters, assuring their safety as they conducted their prayers.
Then on Sunday, the Muslims did the same for the Christians, surrounding their worship service in the central plaza. Rev. Ihab al-Kharat spoke to the crowd: ”In the name of Jesus and Muhammed, we unify our rank.” Later, the crowd of both Muslims and Christians chanted “one hand” – meaning “we are one” – and held up a Cross and a Qur’an.
You can read more at her blog site P.S.- Pastor Susan’s Blog