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Los Angeles’ Oldest Protestant Church Hosts an Historic Interfaith Trilogue Service 10 November , 2010

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The new voice of progressive Christianity, best-selling spiritual author and national pulpit voice, Dr. R. Scott Colglazier, Senior Minister of First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, is curating a new series of workshops and interactive experiences LOS ANGELES entitled “Love, Compassion and the Art of Forgiveness.”

The newest in this series is an Interfaith Trilogue service where Dr. Colglazier will welcome Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater of the Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center and Imam Jihad Turk of the Islamic Center of Southern California.  This special event will take place on November 14 at 11:00 a.m. and will be an exploration of how our respective faith traditions contribute to a larger religious experience in America.

Dr. Colglazier says, “I think it’s fantastic, as we approach the traditional American holiday of Thanksgiving, that First Congregational Church of Los Angeles would host an interfaith trilogue sermon.

“I am more and more convinced that the new opportunity being presented to us in the 21st century is to forge common understanding and mutual respect, especially in the arena of religion. The peoples of the earth will never find peace until the religions of the world find a way to understand one another better, appreciate differences of viewpoint, and celebrate common goals for the human family.

“Given that our church is undertaking a yearlong exploration on the theme — Love, Compassion and the Art of Forgiveness — I am eager to see how each of us addresses these important values from a faith perspective.”     

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