What We All Want

Yes, we are the same as human beings, but we are also different, and in the sacred space of our friendship, I honor our differences, even celebrate them, and I expect you to acknowledge them, too. Furthermore, you are safe with me. I no more think less of you for being different than I expect you to think of me. We have this privilege because we live in a democracy. [Read more…]

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Not Politics

Tuesday evening Governor Haley and First Gentleman Michael hosted a reception at the Governor’s Mansion (“your” governor’s mansion, as she reminded several of us) for Interfaith Partners of S.C. The occasion was the Governor’s Proclamation of January 2014 as South Carolina Interfaith Harmony Month – yes, a little late because of the weather closings. [Read more…]

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S.C. Interfaith Harmony Month

It’s not important to us that a particular political figure from a particular party or administration give us her blessing. What’s important is that interfaith harmony is recognized by the top elected official as being essential to the overall health of this state. [Read more…]

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And All God’s Children Said “Waheguru”

The Sikh Religious Society of South Carolina held the opening and dedication for their new gurdwara building. It was a lovely affair marked by the beginning of sung prayers (kirtan) on Friday at noon, and lasting until sometime on Sunday. (I’m in awe of those musicians!) Sikh leaders were most anxious that religious leaders from as many religions as possible be in attendance at the big ceremony on Saturday. I was honored to attend, and also to represent the Pagan community. [Read more…]

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