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Interfaith Reflections – by Rev. Gwen Bernstine, United Churches Executive Director
Working to develop understanding and respect for people who are of different faiths led the Interfaith Dialogue Commission of United Churches to host three panel discussions throughout Lycoming County this past week.
A four member panel representing the three Abrahamic faith traditions, Judaism. Christianity and Islam were represented on the panel to answer questions from the forty four people who came out to learn.
So many acts of violence have been perpetuated by people who think what they are doing is it in the name of religion. Each of the faith traditions represented spoke of the basic tenant or “golden rule” of their faith. “In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets” -Jesus, Matthew 7:12 (Christianity). “What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor, This is the whole Torah; all the rest is commentary” -Hillel, Talmud, Shabbat 31a (Judaism). “Not one of you truly believes until you wish for others what you wish for yourself” – The Prophet Muhammad, Hadith (Islam).
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Enjoy a day of fun and fellowship – oh …. and some of you golf too!
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