Check out this awesome story via The Guardian of how the Muslim community in Bradford, a city just outside of Leeds in north England, saved a local synagogue from closure due to costly building repairs. Tangible signs of interfaith cooperation.
In Sojourners’ There’s a ‘War on Christmas’ – Just Not the One You Think, Rev. Evan M. Dolive challenges the notion that the war on Christmas is about “Holiday trees” and “Happy Holidays” – but rather is about the rampant consumerism amidst the social ills of our time. This really resonated with me as I consider my Advent practice and to really examine the ways that I’m giving back and how Christmas can truly change the world.
“It was religious institutions whether Christian, Moslem, Hindu, or Jewish in the context of our country, they are the people who bought land, who built schools, who equipped them, who employed teachers, and paid them. Without the church, without religious institutions, I would never have been here today.” – Nelson Mandela
Some reflections on the life of the great South African Leader here: