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Interfaith Interconnect: A melting pot of religious diversity

Original post made on Dec 30, 2013

The Tri-Valley is home to many different faiths and denominations, making it a melting pot of religious and cultural traditions. While this type of diversity is embraced by many, it also can be the source of friction and discord between and among the different religions, primarily due to a mutual lack of understanding of one another's customs, traditions and beliefs.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, December 27, 2013, 12:00 AM

Comments (8)

Posted by Jim, a resident of Avignon
on Dec 30, 2013 at 4:03 am

Wow. That is so great. When and where is the next "Religion Chat"? I'd really like to go to it.

Posted by eric liddell, a resident of another community
on Dec 30, 2013 at 9:27 am

This is just what the new Pope calls-for, too: focus on the things we can agree on. He also would like that combined energy to be devoted to doing good in the world. Write-up stops short of that next step.

Katie: Is there any intention to deploy those common connections in service to the community, in a coordinated way? Hope so!

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Dec 30, 2013 at 2:46 pm

(Post removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff as irrelevant to this thread.)

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Dec 31, 2013 at 10:53 am

Lots of clergy focus on "sin". Is it possible to come up with a reasonable definition together of SIN?

What exactly is a sin? Hopefully, a united discussion might provide clarification.

Posted by Non-religious Ralph, a resident of Del Prado
on Dec 31, 2013 at 11:37 am

Why do some of you find it necessary to mock anyone who has beliefs or opinions that are different from your own? No doubt you are "tolerant" liberals.

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Dec 31, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Mock - what do you mean? Please explain.

What is a "tolerant" liberal? Please explain.

It's good to ask questions.

What exactly is "necessary".

Please don't assume that everybody understands you.

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Dec 31, 2013 at 1:46 pm

If a person doesn't ask questions, how can anybody understand Torah?

Posted by eric liddell, a resident of another community
on Jan 3, 2014 at 7:12 am

Ralph: I understand your objection to mockers, but what evidence indicates anything about political persuasion? Looks like you're just taking a gratuitous swipe at liberals. In my experience, true liberals appreciate diversity of thought.

Katie: my question is serious. Will Interfaith Interconnect be a player in social action for good? Seems like a great opportunity.

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