Category Archives: Christianity

9/11 Gatherings in the South Bay

Interreligious gatherings ranging from a rally on behalf of a “Commitment to the Common Good” to a picnic and a prayer service are among the events that will mark September 11, the 11th anniversary of the tragic attacks on the … Continue reading

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“Four Freedoms” interfaith Passover in Burlingame

Passover, the Jewish celebration of freedom that centers around the story of the deliverance from Egypt, begins next Friday, April 6. In preparation for Passover, Peninsula Temple Sholom in Burlingame, together with the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Peninsula … Continue reading

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Baptists and Muslims in conversation

Earlier this month, I went to  “Common Ground,” a gathering at the American Baptist Seminary of the West aimed at bringing American Baptists in the Bay Area together with local Muslims for the first time in a formal way. This … Continue reading

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How the 1st Amendment Works

Dahlia Lithwick writes an excellent article in Slate this week on the case recently decided by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals which declared that it was inappropriate for meetings of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners in North Carolina … Continue reading

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Religion and Terror

Responding to the events in Norway last week, a fellow Baptist writes: Breivik viewed Christianity as a means to control, manipulate and ultimately kill. Some observed that his views of religion are similar to those of Timothy McVeigh, Osama bin … Continue reading

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Faith Shared

It seems that it’s been a while since I’ve posted here- and now that we’re into a slower time in the Summer months, I have time to catch up on some of what’s been happening. The Interfaith Alliance and Human … Continue reading

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More Interfaith Cooperation in Egypt

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 … Continue reading

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