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August 24, 2008

DNC launches interfaith gathering

The Democratic National Convention is about to launch its interfaith gathering, but I don't see any evangelical pastors from Denver on the list:

Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, Jr.
Bishop Charles E. Blake, Presiding Prelate of the Church of God In Christ, Inc. and Pastor, West Angeles Church of God In Christ
Dr. Ingrid Mattson, President of the Islamic Society of North America
Social Activist Sister Helen Prejean
Rabbi Tzvi Weinreb, Executive Vice President of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America
Governor Howard Dean, DNC Chairman
Leah D. Daughtry, DNCC CEO

Imam Abdur-Rahim Ali of the Northeast Denver Islamic Center
Rabbi Steven Foster from Congregation Emmanuel
Dr. Polly Baca, Center for Spirituality at Work
Reverend Lucia Guzman, Director, Human Rights/Community Relations
Richard Smallwood & Vision
The Spirituals Project
Trinity United Methodist Church Choir
The Denver Indian Singers


He may not be from Denver, but Bishop Blake would count for an evangelical in my book. He's head of the COGIC, the African-American Pentecostal denomination (kin to the Assemblies of God).

There was a Buddhist representative who's no longer on the list.
Was she dis-invited because someone figured out that Buddhists are in general non-theists?

GOD BLESS YOU, BISHOP BLAKE. He SPOKE UP on the abortion issue. So many people assume Democrats must be at least "permissive" when it comes to abortion. ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!

I hope the Church of God in Christ will take up the fight for LIFE. I am so happy that he is stepping up and speaking out on the absolute HORROR of abortion. It needs to be outlawed and prevented at all costs...too many women (and men) are suffering in silence. Lives are being lost, and people have the nerve to think that it's EITHER/OR. It's actually AND/BOTH -- we must promote the dignity of the human person from conception to natural death, and all stages in between. So many people miss this "consistent ethic of life" mainly heralded by the Roman Catholic Church.

What should we do to emulate Jesus as he was taking all for himself without turning any away, if we as Christians would forget what our dogmas are and look forward to the works of Lord Jesus who died a shameful way because for all without obligations and resurrected to prove his killers wrong of what he was saying of loving each other as we live ourselves.
Anyway, when interfaith ministers who love to see love of God in all and to all should work hard to preach love and reconciliation among the differences in faith and beliefs and accept others as children of God who created them and embrace them leaving the judgments to Jesus who shall judge all according to their actions but not what they said

My humble question to the organizers of these events of interfaith is what we should do to emulate Christ by embracing all genuinely but not hypocrisy pretenses.
Thank you rev. John Kingara
World Mission inter. ministries
Worcester Massachusetts