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I haven't been writing all that much here lately, partly because life happens and partly because much of what I had to say was beginning to take a negative tone. I don't like to dwell on the negative because it's important to me to put things that are beautiful and positive out into the world.Being critical and bitter is easy; being genuinely positive is much harder.As our May activity, Women of Faith helped put together a yard sale to benefit Kymari House, a local non-profit that … [Read more...]

Iftar

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My daughters and I had the privilege of being invited twice to Iftar at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro (ICM). We had a great time and the food, as always, was superb. The thing that struck me the most about attending is the way we, as guests, were treated. Everyone, and I mean everyone, was generous, courteous, kind, polite, and hospitable. This was Southern hospitality at its best. Or, at least, this is what Southern hospitality should look like. Guests were rushed to the front of the line, … [Read more...]

Does your Religion Make You Happy?

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So, I've been on a writing hiatus for a little while because of all of my children, my Master's thesis has been the most difficult. It has taken six years to be born and while I would like for it to have sprung fully formed from my head, the process has been more like Leto in perpetual labor. Without my dear friends and relations cheering me on, there is no way I would be able to finish. I just have to give it one final push and my little contribution to science will have been born. I'll let you … [Read more...]

MountainTop I

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Back in February I received an invitation to an event called “MountainTop: Advancing a multifaith movement for justice” convening in Nashville, Tennessee, over three days in June.  The invitation said this was a “summit of established and emerging leaders inspired by their faith, heritage or core values. … [to] work together to establish the multifaith movement as a platform that informs, invigorates and inspires other inclusive social change initiatives and promotes collaboration.”  I accepted. … [Read more...]

Through the Brambles

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I've written before on my Making Light blog about our local Women of Faith group here in Rutherford County, Tennessee, but I wanted to write a little bit about why and how I got into doing interfaith work. Now, I'm not what you might call a big-nosed-Pagan and what we're doing is not on the level of the big interfaith meetings that people like His Holiness the Dalai Lama attends. We're little and we're new, but our work does what those big meetings can't do. We reach people and congregations on … [Read more...]


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