Our first day in Panama, we stepped off the plane and into the synagogue, a large, beautiful building with a wrought iron gate to seal the deal. Of the sixteen of us on the trip, I, being the daughter of an Argentine immigrant, was the only one who spoke fluent Spanish and I noticed many of my traveling companions already felt out of place since every time they wanted to ask for something they needed me to translate for them.
Even though her spiritual orientation was very different from my own – she devoted her life to the worship of the Hindu deity Krishna and I am a Muslim (and a secular one at that), but I was magnetically drawn to how she very practically invited in the presence of the divine in her everyday life through a disciplined devotional practice.
I returned earlier this week from Grand Rapids, Michigan, where I co-led an interfaith leadership training for seventeen youth for LEADD, a project of the Interfaith Alliance which I coordinate. […]
The North America Interfaith Network (NAIN) 2012 in Atlanta, began with a bang! Tayyibah Taylor, editor of Azizah Magazine for Muslim women was an engaging keynote speaker to open the conference. She […]
Note* this blog post was originally published by me on the UUCAVA.org website. I’ve also added another introductory paragraph to clarify some of the UU lingo. My work as the […]