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PixieJane
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posted September 21, 2015 12:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PixieJane     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Vandals deface a mosque but it brings the community together!

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/09/18/lo uisville-refuses-to-let-vandals-win-interfaith-crowd-paints-over-hateful-graffitti-images/

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On Friday, in an inspiring show of interfaith solidarity, a group of almost 1,000 showed up at the Islamic Center to paint over the graffiti. Many students were part of the group, including ones from Catholic and other private schools, along with over 100 Jewish volunteers. The message was clear: you lose, vandals!

Islamic Center board member Ozair Shariff told The Huffington Post:

“I think it’s very apparent that whatever the intended message the perpetrator had, it certainly backfired. Everyone is working together and in unison and that’s the true spirit of the city and its residents.”

The Mayor of Louisville, along with faith and community leaders addressed the crowd before the painting began. Supplies were donated by local organizations and residents. Labor was provided by community spirit.

The irony of the situation — in light of the pro-Jewish tone of the graffiti — is that the Islamic Center and Jewish communities in Louisville work closely together. Matt Goldberg, development director of the Jewish Community of Louisville was there to help paint over the ugly words. He said that the Louisville “prides itself” on its tolerance and diversity. “It was a shock,” he said, to have such an act occur in the city.

The Muslim community in Louisville is very well-liked, according to Goldberg. He noted that the mosque often works with the Jewish community. Together, they raised money for the 2010 Haiti earthquake and the flood in Pakistan that same year. Every year, the mosque holds an interfaith iftar and the Jewish community hosts Hanukkah and Holocaust events — both religious communities attend the other’s events.

Goldberg said that this vandalism will only strengthen the ties between the two communities, as well as the greater one of Louisville:

“Something like this is only going to bring our communities together. We won’t stand for any kind of discriminatory actions.”

This is exactly as it should be. Every sacred place should be respected, no matter the faith. Religious communities ought to acknowledge all places of worship and treat them as they would their own. Personally, it angers and saddens me when any sacred place — be it church, mosque, synagogue, temple, circle — is desecrated. There is no reason for it other than tribalism. And we should really be getting over that kind of thinking.


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posted September 22, 2015 03:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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posted September 25, 2015 12:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for posting.

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posted September 25, 2015 04:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mirage29     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for posting that, PJ. Kuddos to that community!

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This is exactly as it should be. Every sacred place should be respected, no matter the faith. Religious communities ought to acknowledge all places of worship and treat them as they would their own. Personally, it angers and saddens me when any sacred place — be it church, mosque, synagogue, temple, circle — is desecrated. There is no reason for it other than tribalism. And we should really be getting over that kind of thinking.

I'd like to extend this thought....

The other day in church, the priest explained to us the difference between a Synagogue and a Temple.

The synagogue is the place where you'd go to be taught by the teachers. The temple was a separate place (even more-sacred) where you go in order to offer sacrifices and be in the Presence of God.

Sacred Space...

You are, WE are, also the living temples of the Presence-Within.

The Earth is TOO is a Sacred Space... Nature. More than ever, we need to Declare that, and to be taking even better care of Her.

(music) The Earth Is Our Mother (Libana) [2:45] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DrLbH6BAPY

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posted September 26, 2015 10:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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posted September 27, 2015 03:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by mirage29:
Thanks for posting that, PJ. Kuddos to that community!

I'd like to extend this thought....

The other day in church, the priest explained to us the difference between a Synagogue and a Temple.

The synagogue is the place where you'd go to be taught by the teachers. The temple was a separate place (even more-sacred) where you go in order to offer sacrifices and be in the Presence of God.

Sacred Space...

You are, WE are, also the living temples of the Presence-Within.

The Earth is TOO is a Sacred Space... Nature. More than ever, we need to Declare that, and to be taking even better care of Her.

(music) The Earth Is Our Mother (Libana) [2:45] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DrLbH6BAPY


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posted October 03, 2015 12:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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This is exactly as it should be. Every sacred place should be respected, no matter the faith. Religious communities ought to acknowledge all places of worship and treat them as they would their own.

Indeed!

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posted October 04, 2015 02:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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posted November 03, 2015 10:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bump!

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posted March 26, 2016 01:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Valentine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Though it's been awhile, it's relevant now more than ever that there should be love and respect for all faiths.

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posted March 27, 2016 09:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Indeed.

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posted March 28, 2016 03:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Especially in these tense times.

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posted March 29, 2016 02:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is quite a year.

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posted March 30, 2016 12:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And a circus of an election.

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