Monthly Archives: October 2011

Interfaith Address – Larry Trussell – Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, OR, 4 Sept 2011

The aim of Buddhism is to deeply appreciate this precious life that each of us has, and then, out of that appreciation, to help others. And so we can ask ourselves, what really is this life?  What is my purpose?  … Continue reading

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Interfaith Address – Richard Reno – Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, OR, 4 Sept 2011

Islam and Peace I am pleased to be here today when everyone has come together to make a commitment towards establishing interfaith peace. The importance of promoting and practicing peace between different faiths in the world’s current divisive political climate … Continue reading

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Interfaith Address – Charan Sundararaman – Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, OR, 4 Sept 2011

What Hinduism has to offer for world peace? By Charan Sundararaman, Hindu Educational and Cultural Society of America (HECSA). “Sisters and Brothers of America” – these were the opening words of a speech by one of the most dynamic Hindu … Continue reading

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Interfaith Address – Rev. Charles Cooper – Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, OR, 4 Sept 2011

Speaking of Christianity, Roman Catholic Sister Mary Margaret Funk writes: Humility…is at the core of our experience…So central is this quality of being (she writes) that it may be said that humility is for a Christian what enlightenment is for … Continue reading

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Interfaith Address – Rabbi Debra Kolodny – Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, OR, 4 Sept 2011

I’ve had the blessing to practice several of the world’s great spiritual traditions. I’ve noticed that many have a form of call and response in their practice. Hindu or Hebrew Kirtan, responsive readings, the declaration of Ameyn. In the heights … Continue reading

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