I would have never met them if it weren't for my interfaith relationships: I was invited through the Troy-area Interfaith Group's connection to Rev. Thoresen. She is a Presbyterian, like Troy-area Interfaith Group's former Convener, Rev. Charlotte Sommers who is the pastor at Northminster Presbyterian Church. Northminster has been a foundational member of this Troy organization, since the interfaith group's inception in 2005, unlike Kensington Community Church, which has been conspicuously absent from the growing interfaith movement in Troy. But my new friends and I found much common ground, far beyond the fact that we are from houses of worship based in Troy. We all want to live a life based on compassion for the other, and had meaningful dialogue. Maybe they—like my friend from the Hindu temple—will want to share their moral and spiritual empowerment, and eventually find their way to the interfaith table.
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