Balm in Gilead

August 27, 2010 @ 12:53 pm by Jacqui Lewis

As I continue my Sabbath, I am also listening to the conversations and controversy about Cordoba House/Park 51. You know that at Middle we believe strongly there is more than one path to God. Further, we hope for a reconciled world in which our faith and the faith of others will be a "Balm in Gilead."

The staff and I believe it is important that as you listen to all sides of this conversation, you hear some words directly from the source. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, in his own words.

It is also our prayer that Ahmed Sharif and his family feel God's arms-around Grace in this season and that he fully recover. Further, we pray for Michael Enright, whose actions stand in stark contrast to his previous volunteer efforts at Intersections and their sense of the kind of person he is.

Please plan to join us on September 12 for an Interfaith Worship Celebration that gives us the chance to think, love and pray together.


I would like all the fighting and disagreement to stop so that the rebuilding of the WTC area can be completed. I would also like the hatred that has shown it face in the midst of the talk about Cardoba House to stop and for people to learn more about the Islamic faith before reaching the types of conclusions and opinions that are being reached and aired. Many many people of many different faiths died on 9/11, and that should not be forgotten. IF God is called by many names, and if God's love is for all the people of God UNCONDITIONALLY, then why is this all happening ENOUGH ALREADY! Its time to stop the hatred and move forward.

GLORIA MOY on August 27, 2010

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