The United Church of Christ wants to lift up each one of us as an advocate for peace, reinforcing our Christian tradition by encouraging interaction with, and understanding of people from other faiths at Peace Village. Congregational Church of San Mateo, Calif., is hosting the two day exercise, Peace Village, on Oct. 3 and 4 as part of the UCC’s initiative to create centers of excellence for the wider church, and promote faith formation through interfaith activities.
“We do this because, first, we are committed to peace and active non-violence, and because the world has changed so dramatically in the last few decades,” said the Rev. Penny Nixon, senior pastor at Congregational Church of San Mateo. “People are rubbing shoulders with various faiths and traditions every day — at work, school, playgrounds, in their neighborhood.”
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