Mayor's Interfaith Breakfast Unites a Community in FL

May 2, 2004

Source: The Sun-Sentinel,0,4968423.story?coll=sfla-news-broward

On May 2, 2004 The Sun-Sentinel reported, "Using prayer as the universal link between every organized religion, representatives of different faiths will meet during the 22nd annual Mayor's Interfaith Prayer Breakfast on Friday at the Renaissance Plantation Hotel, 1230 S. Pine Island Road. While there are many differences, big and small, between the faiths being practiced in Plantation, the prayer breakfast has historically touched on the significant similarities... The breakfast is not limited to city officials or members of the clergy, and Treiser recommended members of the public take advantage of the opportunity. 'It's even more important for the public than the clergy; we (the clergy) see one another regularly, in monthly meetings,' said the rabbi, who gets occasional questions from people wondering about other faiths. 'This is an opportunity for people to come out and know what members of other faiths feel and believe. This provides them a chance to learn and to share, in a setting that is hopefully comfortable for them.' The Greater Plantation Chamber of Commerce is organizing the breakfast with the Plantation Council of Clergy, and chamber executive director Siobhan Edwards said the goal of the session is as much civic as it is spiritual."