Interfaith Dialogue

Want to know more about Interfaith efforts? Click here for a list of Pastor Lauren’s recommended books and videos on the subject.

 

For the past several years, LOPC has had an on-going interfaith “Neighbor to Neighbor” dialogue underway with Temple Isaiah and the San Ramon Valley Islamic Center.

Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) is an East Bay initiative among Christians, Jews and Muslims whose mission is to grow understanding and respect for the religions of the world, through social initiatives that promote deep inter-relationships among neighbors of different religions, ages and cultures.

As part of the N2N initiative, the LOPC Interfaith Team periodically presents speaker programs of significance on our efforts to learn more about each other and in the process deepen our own faiths. Other events involve:

  • Joining in each others’ worship and prayer services
  • Gatherings to discuss books we have read together
  • Small group discussions on current timely events
  • Informal “getting to know you” dinners
  • Educational presentations on what each of us believe
  • Classes on our respective faiths and holy scriptures
  • Interfaith Trips to Israel and Palestine

Refer to the Spiritual Formation events page for upcoming Interfaith events.

If you have any interfaith questions or special interests, contact Terry Clark.

We Love ALL Our Neighbors

Display your “neighborly love” with this sign created by our Neighbor Interfaith Partnership. The Neighbor to Neighbor partnership includes Temple Isaiah, Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church and the San Ramon Valley Islamic Center. We created the sign so we could share publicly a modern response to our Scriptures charges of love your neighbor and showing compassion for the strangers in our midst. The sign can be placed in the window of your home, or have it laminated, add a stake and display it on your front lawn.