The Book of Psalms is accepted and revered as divine wisdom by all three Abrahamic faiths. Certainly, with timeless poetic themes of praise, joy, thanksgiving, pilgrimage, collective and individual lamentation, and supplication, they speak to a broad range of common human experience, and can serve well as a strong, colorful thread in the vibrant tapestry of interfaith. Read more on our Guest Worship Webpage.
First Sundays is our "Honoring the Guest ~ Interfaith Worship Series." This series is the interfaith ministry of Rev. Karen Lindquist and has been offered since 1998. It is co-sponsored with two United Religions Initiative Cooperation Circles, "Interfaith Community Sanctuary" and "The Interfaith Network" www.theinterfaithnetwork.org. TIN Facebook page.
In the Universal Worship, we turn toward the source of all spiritual revelation and let it shine into ourselves, our communities, and our world. Honoring all the wisdom traditions of humanity equally, we join in an ongoing cosmic celebration with all of creation, from the mineral to the angelic.
The Universal Worship recognizes that all religions originate in the same Truth. All of the great teachers and prophets have reflected this truth to humanity in their own way. The same power that inspired them continues to move through and guide our own lives. Read more here.
Universal Worship at ICS is shared by Cherags Michael Douglas, Karen Lindquist, Sally Jo Gilbert de Vargas, Linda Stern, Vanessa Newell.
Imam Jamal Rahman, originally from Bangladesh, has an abiding faith in the power of heart-to-heart connections to encompass differences and dissolve prejudices. Jamal's passion lies in interfaith community building. He remains rooted in his Islamic tradition and cultivates a "spaciousness" by being open to the beauty and wisdom of other faiths. By authentically and appreciatively understanding other paths, Jamal feels that he becomes a better Muslim. View Jamal's Interfaith Community Sanctuary Minister's webpage here.
4th Sunday worship services in 2014 are shared by Rev. Karen Lindquist, community members, and Associate Ministers (Sibyl Lundy, Linda Stern, David Heitmiller.)
Fifth Sunday August 31st we welcome international visitor, Dr. Reza Shah Kazemi, sharing: “The Heart of Religious Unity”
Dr. Shah Kazemi will share the morning Message / Reflection.
In the afternoon Dr. Shah-Kazemi will offer a Contemplative Retreat at Interfaith Community Sanctuary based in the traditions of Hinduism, Sufism, and Christianity. Read more here. Download Flyer Here.
Dr. Reza Shah-Kazemi is in town for a Christian-Muslim Dialogue Retreat “Two Faiths, One God” an interfaith dialogue featuring international Christian and Muslim teachers and scholars August 27-29 at Treacy-Levine Center (formerly Cascadian Center, a.k.a. Camp Brotherhood). Jamal Rahman and Rabbi Ted Falcon will be joining Reza at the dialogue along with interfaith leaders from Denmark, Lebanon, England, Canada, India, and the west coast from California to Vancouver. The Retreat is offered by Will Keepin and Cynthia Brix, directors of Satyana Institute. http://www.satyana.org/.