Religious Diversity News

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Father’s Day Actually Originated from the United Methodist Church – World Religion News

Father’s Day has its origins rooted in tragedy.
All present day fathers should thank a United Methodist for the creation of Father’s Day. The reason is straightforward: the origin of the day can be traced back to two United Methodist churches bearing the same name. The celebration’s religious history is mired in tragedy, an event serving as a kind of reminder to love fathers in our lives.

Source: Father’s Day Actually Originated from the United Methodist Church – World Religion News

At Interfaith Pride Service Clergy Speak On Journey from Silence to Celebration – SpokaneFāVS

In its 25-year history clergy have occasionally come together during Spokane Pride to celebrate and worship with the local LGBT community. But longtime OutSpokane board member Bridget Potter said until Wednesday evening, she had never seen such a diverse group of faith leaders speak up about the struggles and rights of gays.

Source: At Interfaith Pride Service Clergy Speak On Journey from Silence to Celebration – SpokaneFāVS

Message of Hope in Planning LGBT Pride Service – SpokaneFāVS (Op-Ed)

his article finds me knee-deep in planning an Interfaith Worship Service for Spokane’s PRIDE Week. Working with Jewish, New Thought, Buddhist, and other Christian clergy, we are attempting to put together a worship service so that Spokane’s LGBTQ+ folk will feel celebrated and affirmed. It’s been a humbling and surprising venture for me, as I have never done any overt interfaith work before, and never as clergy leadership. Source: Message of Hope in Planning LGBT Pride Service – SpokaneFāVS