Seeing Signs of Healing

November 2, 2006

Author: Jessica Soule

Source: The Citizen

A Seneca Falls faith organization's influence will be felt across the country this weekend, but one ripple already made its way to the Church Women United of Cayuga County.

The Board of Women's Interfaith Institute wrote the program “Signs of Healing” to promote awareness of world religions, a service the Cayuga County group performed Wednesday afternoon.

The worship service is part of the national Church Women United's World Community Day, which branches across the nation to celebrate with the institute's work.

The institute's founding director, Allison Stokes, participated in the county organization's service at St. Luke United Church of Christ in Auburn.

More than 25 members attended the meeting meant to open their eyes, and hearts, to people of other faiths. One member traced common themes, such as rainbows and flooding, through different religions, including Judaism, Christian Science, Hindu, Muslim, and Native American beliefs.