This topic came up on my Facebook page when I posted a comment about men on the internet demanding that women veil in church without realizing how problematic their statements and actions are for women. I went on to stay that before men demand female veiling they should ask women why they choose or don’t … More A “Real Answer” for Veiling?
A few weeks back I showed my grandma some of liturgy (prayer) books that I use for Divine Liturgy in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic church. Pacifically the prayer books for the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, a Divine Liturgy used in both the Eastern Rite Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches. What is unique about … More Are People Really that Bad?
A few weeks back I decided I would attend my grandma’s church for a Sunday service after she asked me a few concerning questions about Catholics. I thought that her church might possibly be brainwashing and spoon feeding crazy ideas concerning Catholics to the congregation. I am not too far off. You never know what … More I Went to My Grandma’s Church
Over a week ago a family member from Michigan traveled with her church to pray in Flint, Michigan where a social injustice tragedy has been playing out for year concerning contaminated drinking water. During the conversation I mentioned that I hoped the church did more than just pray and ask God to intervene in the … More Prayer is Enough? Not So Much.
I love interfaith dialogue. It’s amazing. You have the opportunity to learn about other people, religions and philosophies, cultures, and various ways in which people worship or don’t worship. Those who are engaged in interfaith dialogue truly care about inter-religious understanding and unity but we all come to the table with our preconceived notions about … More Rules of Interfaith Dialogue: The Basics
Many different sides of the U.S. have manifested themselves in the wake of the Orlando shooting. There was solidarity with the victims families, LGBT, Latinx, and Muslim communities while there was new found resolve to attempt to pass gun control legislation. Now with the recent shootings of black men by the police and the sniper … More After the Shootings: Building Bridges not Walls
On Sunday, February 6th I attended the D.C. Interfaith Leadership Summit that is held annually by the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington. The Summit creates a space for interfaith leaders in the D.C. area to engage in interfaith dialogue with other religious and non-religious communities. This is a day-long event that is kicked off with … More #DCFaith: D.C. Interfaith Leadership Summit
Found this article on the Huffington Post on how interfaith couples have celebrated their weddings.
On Tuesday (Jan. 19) I attended the conference On Building Transgender-Inclusive Faith Communities hosted by the Center for American Progress. I had been looking forward to this event for several reasons one of them being that Bishop Gene Robinson was going to be hosting Allyson Robinson on how faith communities can be more open and … More Center for American Progress: A Bishop Makes the Case for Affirmation
Today, for work, I’ll be attending a conference at the Center for American Progress on religious inclusion of the LGBT community. The conference will focus on building transgender-inclusive faith communities. I plan on writing a post about the conference as soon as possible but while you wait I found this Huffington Post article about how … More Religious Inclusion of the LGBT Community