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Table of Faiths Invitation

by Ed Chasteen

Tuesday, May 9 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Stoney Creek Hotel, Independence

People mover will leave the 2BC parking lot at 5:00 p.m.

The Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council sponsors this Table of Faiths, giving us all this yearly opportunity to know our neighbors. At Table of Faiths you will be able to visit tables set up by more than 20 faith communities, who live and worship just a few minutes from our homes.

Each of us has entered the Household of Faith through a certain door. Once inside we discover that many entered through other doors. In a world grown small, we mill around inside this Household of Faith, trying to find how we relate to one another. Until we know each other, “who's right” is the wrong question. Just as we cannot speak a second language before we speak our first, we cannot appreciate any faith until we first embrace our own.

One of my very best friends, Yahya Furqan, is a Muslim imam. We travel together. Do programs together. Visit in one another's homes. Know each other's families. He says he is a better Muslim because he knows me. I say I'm a better Christian because I know him.

I invite you to Table of Faiths. I would like to share with you the riches he has found. I will meet you at the door with tickets. You will be a guest of HateBusters. I will introduce you to Yahya, and to lots of other friends of other faiths. Attenders will eat together.