Monday, November 22, 2010

Interfaith Intersections: Giving thanks for religious freedom

Project Interfaith Executive Director Beth Katz guest blogs for Metro Neighborhood News.

Thanksgiving is this month, prompting many of us to reflect on that for which we are most grateful. As I ponder this, I keep coming back to how grateful I am to live in a country that allows for the religious freedom of its residents and protects our rights as individuals to practice- and also to not practice- a religion or belief system. Sure, it may sound dorky of me to be gushing about our First Amendment (because that is where these fundamental rights and freedoms are enshrined) but it actually is quite personal...... Click here to read more.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for a thought provoking post. It's an issue that has many nuances. I also enjoyed being interviewed at St. John's at Creighton for the Interfaith project.

As a person in a marriage where my wife and are also "spiritual dorks" but with different baselines of belief, I find interfaith hits close to home.

Keep up the good work! In Omaha, both my wife noticed that people often will ask you what church you attend, as a way of getting to know you, i.e. they assume you go to a church, which is not something I've experienced in other places I have lived.