Interspiritual Service on Spirituality & Politics

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Pluralism Summer at First United Lutheran Church
Week 11: Subhash Jain 

The image of Ahimsa means:
"cause no injury"
"do no harm"
"compassion"
"non-violence"
to all living beings
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Ahimsa is a principal tenet of Jainism, a religion of India that predates the Christian era. Our guest speaker this Sunday is Subhash Jain, himself a Jain, who will speak to us on how his religion influences his politics.

Pluralism Summer is an initiative of First United Lutheran Church, a progressive church, rooted in the Reformation tradition, which says that the church, our worship, and our music must always be re-forming. We believe that it’s more important to ask the questions than to know all the answers.

We believe that, as theologian Hans Kung wrote:
“There will be no peace among the nations until there is peace among the religions.  There will be no peace among the religions until there is dialogue among the religions.”

We believe our wisdom will only be enhanced by continued conversation with all of our neighbors. Together we work for peace, justice, and the good of all people and all creation.

A few words about First United:
Our 5:00 service is decidedly interspiritual. This means that, while we are rooted in the
Christian tradition, we beleive that  spirituality is at the heart of all the world religions. This shared spiritual heritage enables us to go beyond the differences in our theological beliefs and traditions. In other words: all are welcome!