Crossing the Road to Love our Neighbor
The Samaritan Project is a new ministry of Alleluia designed to foster conversations and understanding among diverse peoples. In a society that has increasingly become “siloed”, where we tend to spend time in our own silos with people just like us, the call to build relationships across cultures, ethnicities, race and socio-economics is imperative. It is only when we get to know the “other” that we can begin to understand their challenges and empathize with their reality in meaningful ways. The Samaritan Project wants to encourage and highlight learning opportunities to help us to enter into relationships with a diversity of people. The goal is to build mutual respect and understanding as we are reminded that we are all God’s beloved children.
Upcoming Learning Opportunities and Events:
JRLC – Joint Religious Legislative Coalition: Guided by God's vision of the common good as reflected in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions, JRLC mobilizes religious communities to influence public policy for social justice in Minnesota. Join JRLC on March 13, 2018 on Capitol Hill as we consider our theme, "If not now, when?," plan for future action with people of faith from across the state, and meet with our state legislators. More information: https://jrlc.org/day-on-the-hill/details.
Tapestry Interfaith Women: promote religious understanding and acceptance through dialogue between women and youth of many faiths while providing service to the community. Tapestry Event on March 22, 2018 at four different locations focusing on helping the homeless and hungry.
- Salvation Army Harbor Light Shelter (7-8:30pm) – serving a chili cornbread meal outdoors.
Catholic Charities – Higher Ground (6:15-8:30pm) - serving a dinner, must be 16 years and older.
Feed My Starving Children in Chanhassen (8-9:30pm) – food packing event ($5 donation/person)
Northwest Islamic Community Center (7-9pm) – women & youth will prepare sack lunches to be given to homeless teens and children ($10 donation/person)
Meeting Our Muslim Neighbors: Members and friends of Alleluia are invited to a special tour and presentation (geared towards adults) at the Northwest Islamic Community Center (3300 Plymouth Blvd, Plymouth) on Tuesday, April 17th at 6:30pm. This is an opportunity to learn more about the faith and traditions of our Muslim neighbors.