For the second year in a row, President Donald Trump used the National Day of Prayer to unveil an Executive Order purporting to protect religious liberty that threatens to do the opposite.
Baptists and Muslims from across the country met int he middle to build bridges and foster new understanding.
The Rev. Brent Bowden gave this prayer on a Sunday his church designated to celebrate and focus on religious liberty.
Let’s build upon our shared beliefs and values and common concerns for religious freedom to join forces institutionally and more intentionally to combat threats to religious liberty for all of us. My religion teaches me that diversity is the will of God (Qur’an 49:13).
I believe if I am listening, talking to people of other faiths and supporting religious freedom in their lives, then I am loving my neighbor. When Jesus said to love neighbor as self, I believe the interreligious neighbor is implied, too.