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World Interfaith Harmony Week

World Interfaith Harmony Week

World Interfaith Harmony Week is February 1-7. Every year the first week of February has been designated by the United Nations since 2010 as a week to showcase and celebrate the ongoing work of interreligious harmony and peacemaking. With President Trump’s January 27, 2017, thinly-veiled, anti-muslim executive order of extreme vetting…

#Be The Balm

This past year, we’ve seen political leaders use fear and anger to divide communities and undermine our shared values, both of people of faith and those who do not claim any faith community. Shared values are not beliefs, dogmas, doctrines, theology, traditions, customs or religious practices. I believe almost all of us share basic human […]

Now What? After the Presidential Election

Now What? After the Presidential Election

On Tuesday, citizens of the United States unexpectedly elected Donald Trump as President. So now what, after the Presidential election? Trump has promised to undo the Obama legacy and Republican majorities in both the House and Senate might facilitate this. We have a country that is bitterly divided and polarized between…

People Who are Good for No Good Reason

People Who are Good for No Good Reason

As we become an increasingly global, diverse, post-modern and pluralistic world in the 21st century, we are also finding the line between secular and religious is often blurred. People have eclectic views as they sample from the buffet of philosophies and religions from both the West and East. Interfaith Efforts…

Interfaith Alliance Meetings

Interfaith Alliance Meetings

I recently joined The Interfaith Alliance because I support what they are doing. The Interfaith Alliance “celebrates religious freedom by championing individual rights, promoting policies that protect both religion and democracy, and uniting diverse voices to challenge extremism.” The Interfaith Alliance was created in 1994 to challenge the bigotry and hatred arising…

Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward

The new year is upon us creating change, opportunity and expanded vision using The Gratitude Token Project‘s system works to manifest what you desire you life to be in 2013! How It Works How “The Gratitude Token Project” works….. The GTP is a unique interactive system that offers a balanced…

Embracing Pluralism

PBS station KIXE‘s World Channel (Channel 290 on Charter and Channel 189 on Comcast) recently had a series on Independent Lens called Beyond Theology focusing on the topic of American Pluralism. The Pluralism Project at Harvard University has a mission “to help Americans engage with the realities of religious diversity through research, outreach, and…

Interfaith Sacred Service

On Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 7:00-8:30 PM Rev. Lynn E. Fritz and Kathy Zavada present an Interfaith Sacred Service – an evening of ritual, music and an inspirational message. Lynn Fritz is an ordained Minster of the International Centers for Spiritual Living, Native American; Kathy Zavada is a national…

Shasta County Interfaith Forum

Wednesday I attended the lunch meeting of the Shasta County Interfaith Forum (SCIF). I was impressed by the congenial, respectful and supportive attitude expressed among those attending. Spiritual leaders representing various Christian denominations, LDS, Unity, Unitarian, Jews, Sikhs, Muslim, Buddhists, Bahais, Science of Mind and other spiritual persuasions were present. They were looking for ways […]