Why all religious denominations need to talk to each other

Why all religious denominations need to talk to each other

In this very disturbed time within a world that has escalating tensions between the various religions beliefs and practices brought about by extremists, it is imperative that the majority of people are aware that not every practioner of a different faith is an extremist. The actions of extremists of any faith should not reflect on everyone of that faith. To foster understanding, goodwill and open supportive pathways we need to converse,to meet in a willingness to unify. Our group, The Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy was founded in 1982 after years of informal partnerships. Today we look to further fellowship among us to have a voice in the policy making in Virginia that reflects the needs of all the denominations residing in the Commonwealth. This blog is one of the routes we are taking to ensure we reach as many people as possible so that the views are of the people, of you and your families. So please let us know what your concerns are, what you would like to see changed in public policies that in turn will generate respect and understanding for all our faiths, to facilitate, ”a more just and compassionate Commonwealth.” The group members are from all sections of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim community in Virgina. All the members are patriotic citizens of America and our religious beliefs do not deter from that but are enhanced by the freedom of liberty expected by our citizens.  Our fears and bias come from lack of understanding each others value system, but we know from our years of contact that have shared values, liberty, freedom of speech, moral standards and codes of conducts are the same, we want our families to grow within their faith and as Americans and Virginians to be good contributing memebers of our society with respect for all others. Not an easy task in todays world but if we work together we can make a change for the better.

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