Love Your Neighbor: Learning How We Can Live Together

On January 15, 2017, Temple Adas Shalom, St. James AME Church and Masjid Al Falaah joined together

MLK 2017 banner 960to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (click on the pic)

We the descendants of Abraham declare the following:

We have a strong common bond with each other.

We are stronger together.

We resolve to connect with each other.

We resolve to spread the love around us.

We resolve to work for unity.

God says to Abraham: “you are blessed and through you, all the families on earth are blessed.”

Only when we unite and respect each other’s differences can we truly progress and create a better society for future generation- Sam Vogelhut 

But the end is reconciliation; the end is redemption; the end is the creation of the beloved community. It is this type of spirit and this type of love that can transform opposers into friends. .. understanding goodwill for all men. It is an overflowing love which seeks nothing in return. It is the love of God working in the lives of men. This is the love that may well be the salvation of our civilization.
“Facing the Nation’s Chief Moral Dilemma,” 1957 Martin Luther King, Jr.

History is not just the dusty past; in every living moment, we are its creators.  We, the Jews of Temple Adas Shalom, the Christians of St. James AME Church, and the Muslims of Masjid Al-Falaah gathered and committed to sustain the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

We not only learned each other’s songs, we heard each other’s yearnings and hopes. 

We not only prayed together, we sought the support and comfort of one another as we confront our fears. We not only gathered to give lip-service to the fellowship of all people, we joined hands and hearts to be the beloved community which Dr. King called the “salvation of our civilization”.


View the video of the celebration here!

HALLELUJAH – lyrics, revised

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