We Work, Play, Meet and Eat together!
WE ENVISION AN INTERFAITH CENTER IN THE POWAY/SAN DIEGO AREA!!!
Women and Men Interfaith Clergy Working Together
The POWAY INTERFAITH TEAM
Baha’is of Poway, Community Church of Poway, Family Federation for World Peace, First Church of Christ Scientist, Revelation Christian Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Chinmaya Mission San Diego, Interfaith Community Services of North County, The Islamic Center of San Diego, Ner Tamid Synagogue, Temple Adat Shalom, All Faith Center, Association for Global New Thought, Sikh Foundation San Diego, Chalice Unitarian Universalist Congregation and individual members Rev. Joan Fericy, and Members Emeritus, Lea and Harry Segel.
The All FaithCenter, whose doors are open to all, provides a multi-faith sacred place to come for worship, dialogue and learning. We are here to honor all faith paths, celebrate humanity’s oneness, to educate the public about the world’s religions and to sow the seeds of peace, kindness and cooperation throughout the world.
We envision a San Diego Interfaith Center for the public in the San Diego North County area. It would be a unique facility which honors all faiths from the early Indigenous cultures up to more recent faith groups and presents the history of each faith in a museum-like atmosphere. It would also serve as a small art gallery of interfaith works. We see it being buffered on one side by a two story 1,000 seat auditorium which can be used for major Interfaith events as well as special guest speakers who come to the San Diego Area. We see it buffered on the other side by a vegetarian restaurant and catering facility with meeting rooms below. It would be visited by buses of school children, visitors to the San Diego region and will be accessible for meetings, classes, interfaith courses and presentations by local faith and interfaith groups. It would also be used for spiritual endeavors such as yoga and meditation.
To that end, we need help identifying individuals and granting organizations which might contribute to the costs of such an endeavor. A possible existing building type which could be easily renovated such as a hotel, Junior High or High School. We would need an auditorium for speakers and community programs; Lunchroom = Restaurant; Classrooms = Faith spaces, meeting rooms, interfaith classes, yoga, meditation and more. Playground = Parking, Labyrinth, Meditation Garden.
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What Is Interfaith?
The Interfaith movement is dedicated to increasing the dialogue between people of all faiths so as to bring a heightened awareness of how similar people are to others from different faiths and to increase the trust between people and create a greater peace in the world. We are here to honor all faith paths, celebrate humanity’s oneness, to educate the public about the world’s religions and to sow the seeds of peace, kindness and cooperation throughout the world. The All Faith Center whose doors are open to all, has previously provided a multi-faith sacred place to come for worship, dialogue and learning. It is now searching for a physical location in the San Diego region to create a 7-day a week environment where people from various faiths can meet for a variety of worship services, classes and casual dialogue. Interfaith centers throughout the world believe: There is one God, called by many names, the Spirit of which is in every person and we are all interconnected with each other. We accept all people as equal who treat all people as equal. We respect the sanctity of all life. We affirm the truth in all faiths and religious paths and learn from each. We affirm our belief that seeking attunement to God/Spirit is the highest goal of conscious living. We affirm an inclusive vision of “We.” We affirm the essential goodness of the human being. We affirm that each person, indeed all life, is a part of the healing of the world. We affirm the value of Interfaith interactions as enriching our awareness of God/Spirit in the world.
Benefits of Interfaith Relationships
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A KINSHIP PRAYER
In striving to recognize the primacy of Fire and Light,
I feel kinship with my Zoroastrian brothers and sisters.
In striving to obey the Ten Commandments,
I feel kinship with my Jewish brothers and sisters.
In striving to be kind to neighbors and the needy,
I feel kinship with my Christian brothers and sisters.
In striving to be compassionate to creatures great and small,
I feel kinship with my Buddhist – Jain brothers and sisters.
In striving to surrender myself completely to God Almighty,
I feel kinship with my Muslim brothers and sisters.
In the recognition that wisdom flows from enlightened masters,
I feel kinship with my Sikh brothers and sisters.
In remembering that serving people should be the goal of religion,
I feel kinship with my Bahá’í brothers and sisters.
In knowing the power of our mind and heart to create our life,
I feel kinship with my New Thought brothers and sisters.
In my respect and reverence for Nature that sustains us,
I feel kinship with my Native American brothers and sisters.
In feeling that these and more are all paths to the same Divinity,
I feel kinship with my Hindu brothers and sisters.
In my love and laughter, joy and pain,
I feel kinship with all my fellow humans.
In my need for nourishment and instinct to live on,
I feel kinship with all beings on the planet.
In my spiritual ecstasy with this wondrous world,
I feel kinship with the Cosmic Whole.
Inspired by the Parliament of World Religions
Composed by Dr. V. V. Raman at The Cape of Good Hope, SA, 1999
New Thought Kinship composed by Rev. Dr. Abigail & Rev. Dr. Steve Albert 2010