We welcome Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis to our church community! Their offices now reside in Ladue Chapel’s newly renovated cottage. Today they held an open house after worship so we could meet them and see the work our members did to create a comfortable environment for our new neighbors. “As communities of faith, we agree to differ, promise to love, and unite to serve,” is what their motto says. I am eager to learn from them and, as their mission statement reads, to “deepen my understanding, respect and appreciation among all persons across lines of religious difference.” I look forward to discovering and celebrating our unity in diversity.
I have glimpsed the same shining thread running throughout the tapestry of our perennial wisdom legacy and appreciated the ways in which we sing the one song of the human heart. It has become clear that while all the world’s religions cannot and must not be reduced to one truth, their core teachings are unifying; they are all calling us to the truth of our essential oneness. This unity in diversity is a cause for celebration. ~Mirabai Starr