t will join churches across the country in celebrating Faith Shared: Uniting in Prayer and Understanding on Sunday, June 26.
These churches will host readings from the Qur’an and other sacred religious texts as they welcome Muslim and Jewish colleagues. In Belmont, Imam Abdul Anwar of the Yaseen Foundation Mosque in Belmont and Rabbi Sarah Wolf of Congregation Beth Am in Palo Alto will speak on the importance of acknowledging shared values.
"On the Peninsula there has been a great deal of good work done to build bridges of understanding between our faith traditions,” said the Rev. Kristi Denham, pastor of Congregational Church of Belmont.
“We know that our Islamic neighbors are good neighbors and our Jewish neighbors are good neighbors. We hope to be good neighbors as Christians as well!"
Anwar is moving to England next month so this will be one of his last public appearances on the Peninsula.
Faith Shared is a project of Interfaith Alliance and Human Rights First, which seeks to send a message both here at home and to the Arab and Muslim world about American Christian respect for Islam.
Other participating churches include Christ Church in New York City and All Saints Church in Pasadena. A full list of participating houses of worship can be found at www.faithshared.org.
For further information, call the church at 650-593-4547 or visit www.uccbelmont.org.