All faiths, comprising Sikh, Islam, Jewish, Buddhist, and many denominations of Christianity, and more are represented. Once a year they hold a musical celebration. Thanks to my friend, I was able to go to this last night.
It began with a Piute Indian playing traditional flute. We watched Japanese Buddhist drummers, listened to the Quran sung in Arabic, were amazed by African Barungi drummers and dancers, smiled as children sang, and accepted the blessings from Sikh and Ute Indian spiritual leaders.
It was wonderful to see how the Spirit can touch so many people. While I don't agree with many of the beliefs expressed, I appreciate the sacredness of those beliefs to those who hold them dear. I know they don't agree with all of my beliefs either, and I appreciate that they treat them with respect.
That is the point of the Roundtable, learning to appreciate and respect those who believe differently. The truth is, our differences make us unique, but it is our similarities that bring us together. By finding common ground we build bridges of understanding and love.