Last year, over 60 houses of worship participated in an unprecedented interfaith event co-organized by Interfaith Alliance, “Faith Shared.” It brought together Christians, Jews and Muslims for a day of courage and hope not to ignore differences, but to celebrate differences as well as commonalities. One of the houses of worship that enthusiastically took part was All Saints Church in Pasadena, CA.
Since then, interfaith cooperation has continued to blossom at All Saints. In fact, on Dec. 15th, the church is hosting the MPAC Convention – the first time an American Muslim organization will hold its national convention in a Christian church. The prospect of that inspired a moving blog post from the church’s Senior Associate, the Rev. Susan Russell:
And the President of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, Salam Al-Marayati, will be joining us on this weekend’s State of Belief Radio to talk about the ugly backlash – and about the importance of continued dedication to interfaith work, even under the most difficult circumstances – ESPECIALLY under the most difficult circumstances.