Justice and Witness

Friendship as a Worldview: An Interfaith Perspective

Presenting will be Mohammad Jafar Amir Mahallati, Presidential Scholar in Islamic Studies at the Religion Department of Oberlin College. He received his Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from McGill University, after completing the Harvard Fellowship for Persian Studies in 2005-06. Mahallati has taught graduate courses and lectured at Columbia, Princeton, Yale, and Georgetown Universities. He has served as senior scholar and…

Statement Regarding Charlottesville, Virginia

My Dear Church Family: Grace and peace to each of you following a week of experiencing horrific tragedies globally, an alarming resurgence of bigotry and anti-Semitism nationally, and painful and revealing discourse from the highest office of our land to our city streets. I truly believe that it is important for us as people of Christian faith and as followers…

Pastor Laurie Responds: SCOTUS Marriage Equality Decision

Today, the Supreme Court ruled that same-gender marriage is now legal in all fifty states!  What a momentous and meaningful occasion.  Within moments I received a call from my best friend Kathryn Matthews Huey and several church members with whom I have shared the struggle over the years toward the acceptance, the rights and equal privileges of all people regardless…