“Without PEACE among the religions, how can we ever have peace among the nations?”
Religion should never be the cause or support for violence. While we differ in our faith commitments, religion is an opportunity for dialogue and understanding, not coercion or force. As worldwide issues bombard us in the daily news, we must also engage in these issues within our local community in a spirit of understanding and respect. To this end, Bethlehem Church supports the 2012 Year of Interfaith Understanding, a year-long effort to cultivate community interest and engagement of all faith traditions in West Michigan. Bethlehem will participate in this initiative through our adult educational offerings and engaging in community-wide events. Watch for more information next month or see Pastor Cheryl for details.
To see the 2012 Year of Interfaith Understanding Flyer, please click here.