Seeking Common Ground, Working for the Common Good
Standing shoulder to shoulder
Representatives from different faiths ranging from Episcopalian to Hindu, Jewish to Muslim, came together recently at the University of Southern Maine to denounce religious violence and to stand together, shoulder to shoulder, in support of tolerance for other people’s beliefs. The event was co-sponsored by the Maine Council of Churches.
Maine’s Episcopal Bishop Stephen Lane and 19 other religious leaders show their solidarity for peace in a event sponsored by he Maine Council of Churches, USM and the Episcopal Diocese of Maine.
The Rev. Richard Senghas, a Maine Council of Churches board member, speaks to attendees at the Shoulder to Shoulder event.
Episcopal Bishop Stephen Lane and Maine Council of Churches Executive Director Sue Gabrielson enjoy a moment at the Shoulder to Shoulder gathering.
Rev. Susan Gabrielson, executive director of the Maine Council of Churches, opens a gathering of religious leaders at the Shoulder to Shoulder event.