Light Shining in the Dark of Terror, Advent Message 2015
On the Episcopal Church being sanctioned by the Anglican Primates

Responding to Terror

United 16After a series of terrorist attacks and Donald Trump's pledge to bar Muslims from entering the U.S., members of Trinity Cathedral and Sacramento decided to stand in solidarity with our friends at the Salam Center. They hosted a unity rally that was packed. I was blessed with opportunity to join with other religious leaders and speak for tolerance. 

We also launched an interfaith Habitat for Humanity Project that we hope will become a national trend. People of various faiths, and no faith, are joining with area Muslims to build two Habitat homes. One will be sponsored by Muslims and the other by the interfaith community.  This project was put together in a little over a week.  Bishop Barry Beisner and seven Sacramento area congregation have pledged their support for the project.

Trinity's vestry decided to put a statement of support outside the Cathedral.  I proposed the wording to the congregation and got good feedback. Here's the sign we posted:



Here's the sermon I preached after the attack in San Bernardino: