CELEBRATING PLURALISM SUNDAY
"Through the years I have found my own faith not threatened,
but broadened and deepened by the study of Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, and Sikh
traditions of faith. And I have found that only as a Christian pluralist could
I be faithful to the mystery and the presence of the one I call God. Being a
Christian pluralist means daring to encounter people of very different faith
traditions and defining my faith not by its borders, but by its roots."
Diana Eck, founder of the Pluralism Project at Harvard, A New
Religious America, 2007
IDEAS FOR CELEBRATING PLURALISM SUNDAY
Each participating church is making its own unique plans for
PLURALISM SUNDAY. Here are some examples:
First Congregational Church in Long
Beach, CA , will have an
Islamic leader as the preacher.
Community Church in Spring Lake, MI
, will hold sessions in the weeks prior to PLURALISM SUNDAY to study "The Faith
Club", a book by three women - a Muslim, a Jew, and a Christian - who sought to
find common ground on which to share their faiths.
Christian Church in Enid, OK
will use multiple languages to express the wisdom of different world religions
Mizpah United Church of Christ and Bet Shalom (Reform Jewish)
Congregation in Minneapolis will
have a "pulpit exchange".
For an excellent list of resources and ideas click here: RESOURCES
Click here to see the growing list of participating churches, now numbered at over 25 in over 15 states: