One From Many: A Monthly Interfaith Service of Hope for America's Future
After 30 successful years of uniting Tulsans in interfaith dialogue under the banner of the Trialogue series, OCCJ is excited to announce a new initiative in partnership with the Center for Religion in Public Life at Phillips Theological Seminary, "One from Many".
Each gathering is a 45-minute service of encouragement and challenge. Participants will have the opportunity to welcome one another, enjoy performances and readings, sing, and reflect with one of Tulsa’s interfaith community leaders on the topic: "This is the America in which I want to live, and here is how my faith informs that understanding."
The event is intended as a place for people of moral and spiritual conviction to be reminded of the universal practices that help them work side-by-side for the common good, such as the Golden Rule.
“The nation is torn between competing stories of who we have been, who we are, and where we should be headed. Especially during this presidential election year, the Center and OCCJ want to create a space for people who desire to see America fulfilling the promises of ‘one from many’ and ‘liberty and justice for all’ to gather and be renewed in hope,” said the Rev. Dr. Gary Peluso-Verdend, director of the Center for Religion in Public Life at Phillips Theological Seminary. “We intend that everyone who has an expansive vision of who the promises of America should include would feel welcome at these services.”
The next One from Many event will not be a face-to-face gathering. We are exploring our options to bring us together online.