Diverse in Faith: United in Thanksgiving was the theme for the Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at Congregation Har Shalom in Potomac. Rabbi Adam Raskin opened the service, with hundreds seated in the full sanctuary, acknowledging the division and fear related to the expressions of hatred following the election.
It seemed everyone agreed with him that these circumstances made it all the more important come together acknowledging our essential unity as sisters and brothers made in the divine image. The music, scripture, poetry and messages from seven faith traditions expressed gratitude and praise for the gifts of life and love.
The pictures include the faith leaders, musicians from Har Shalom, St. Peter and Paul Antiochia Orthodox Church, Hare Krishna Temple, and the Zaynab Girls from the International Center (ICC); and messages being offered by leaders from St. Raphael Roman Catholic Church, Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter day Saints, Potomac Presbyterian Church, St. James Episcopal Church, Islamic Community Center of Potomac and the Baha’l Faith Community. A picture shows food boxes collected for the Manna Food Center.