Word of the Week

"A New Beginning"

For people of faith, who care about interfaith dialogue, the US President gave us today a great opening to continue the conversation of how we can work together.

In a world of war and human suffering, I agree with the President when he says that there are far more things as human beings that bring us together than tear us a part.  We just have to begin to listen to each other. And, avoid fundemental expressions of faith, no matter what the faith is.

I believe churches like Washington Plaza and all our kindred houses of worship are the places for this "new beginning" to have roots to grow.  Open dialogue sessions, shared compassion driven ministry and friendship are places where we must continue to mature in our witness.

No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, I believe this speech is worth pondering and taking to heart.