Matterofprayer: A Year of Everyday Prayers – Tuesday, June 21, 2016
In Which People Strive Towards Peace
What a wonderful opportunity for me to find out about social justice and the viewpoints of the different faith streams, last week.
As I thought about last week’s panel discussion at the mosque in Morton Grove, I could not help but think of the diverse people we had in the fellowship hall. A cross-section of friends and acquaintances not only from Morton Grove, but also Niles, Glenview, Des Plaines, Skokie, Evanston, Wilmette, Lincolnwood, and Chicago.
Many people at the discussion talked about the wonderful presentation the panel gave. All of these five different faith streams say such similar things about social justice. Social justice holds such a close kinship with peace and peacemaking.
I see such similarities between the faith streams. So many diverse people from such different cultures and disparate places. So many people striving towards peace, hope, harmony, and social justice.
So many striving toward peace. God willing, may we continue to pursue peace—and social justice.
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