Dear St. John’s,
When I started seminary, one of the professors spoke at orientation about diversity and the value
in getting to know people different from us. She encouraged us, for example, to sit at meals with
people of other races or cultures. Following that advice turned out to be fun and the foundation
of new friendships, as well as an educational experience.
On Saturday, March 25, we will host a group of Turkish-American Muslims from the Peace
Islands Institute. This non-profit group promotes peace and understanding through interfaith
dialogue and friendship. Perhaps you met two of their members who recently attended one of our
Institute members will provide us with a delicious Ramadan iftar feast and an informative
program at 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall. We are hoping the two Afghan refugee families will
participate as well. And we are inviting members of some of our other regional churches to join
This evening will allow us to eat and talk together and learn about each other. I encourage you
all to come. Please let me or the office know if you can attend, so we can let the institute
members know how many people they are cooking for.
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