Muslims and Christians coming together in New Haven

A note from Rev. John Gage at United Church on the Green


Week of Sept. 23, 2012

Sometimes, when you sense the presence of the Holy Spirit, it can be a feeling of elation, of joy, or more simply, of comfort. Other times, it can be a much more unsettling experience–the call of the unknown, into the unknown.

I felt the latter last Sunday as we began our worship service featuring our special guest preacher, Imam Omer Bajwa, the coordinator of Muslim life at Yale University. When we started planning the event many months ago, no one could have imagined the context of last weekend: violent unrest across the Middle East touched off by an inflammatory film disparaging the Prophet Muhammed.

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