Category Archives: National

UCC celebrates Muslim Community

From the United Church of Christ newsletter: UCC Clergy support California’s ‘Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month’ August 08, 2016 Written by Connie Larkman United Church of Christ congregations and clergy in California are celebrating the Golden State’s bold show of … Continue reading

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Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month

On Monday, the California State Assembly voted to approve House Resolution 59, officially declaring the month of August as “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month.” The resolution, introduced by Assemblymember Bill Quirk of Hayward, … respectfully acknowledges the rich history and … Continue reading

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Concern for those in the Gaza conflict

SiVIC, ING, and the Parliament of the World’s Religions – three organizations that I respect and work with – have issued statements of concern about the current situation in Gaza. In times of profound conflict, the relationships that have been … Continue reading

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Hindu Leader Rajan Zed at the House of Representatives

Rajan Zed, the Hindu leader who was the first to offer Hindu prayers at the opening of a session of the United States Senate in 2007, did so again for the House of Representatives on Thursday, June 19. Although Zed … Continue reading

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Religious census shows changing face of America

Although the United States is still predominantly populated by Christians, significant changes are taking place in the number of followers of other religious traditions. According to a report from the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, which does a … Continue reading

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Funding interfaith projects is a difficult challenge

“Relishing fundraising may be the rarest character trait of all among faith-based and interfaith leadership groups.” So writes the Rev. Paul Chaffee in his editorial introduction to the most recent issue of “The Interfaith Observer (TIO) ” that is devoted … Continue reading

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Passing on the faith- more thoughts

In my note yesterday on teaching children faith in this multifaith era, I did not note that the article by Monica Coleman that was my starting point was actually part of a larger collection of articles at Patheos that are … Continue reading

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