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Loving your neighbor: A multifaith perspective

Date: September 10, 2023

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Lake Street

Join us on the corner of Lake St & Minnetonka Ave for a gathering on Loving your neighbor: A multifaith perspective!

We will be joined by three speakers with different faith traditions who will encourage habits that foster unity in the community. 

Service is approximately 50 mins. 


Welcome – Connie Fourré

Dr. Tamim Saidi, Northwest Islamic Community Center: “Good and evil are not equal. Repel evil with what is good, and the person who was your enemy becomes like an intimate friend.” Qur’an 41:34

Rabbi Debra Rappaport: הנה מה טוב ומה נעים שבת אחים גם יחד Hiney mah tov u’mah na’im Shevet achim gam yachad. Notice how good and sweet it is when brothers and sisters come together in unity/wholeness (Psalm 133:1)

Rev. Matt Ryman, Pastor, Trinity Church Wayzata: “Love one another as I have loved you…” John 13:34

Scott Flemming, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant: “For our dialogue to be open, we need to open our hearts, set aside our prejudices, listen deeply, and represent truthfully what we know and understand.” Thich Nhat Hanh

Closing – LaDonna Hoy

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Song by MISTER Rogers

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood
A beautiful day for a neighbor
Would you be mine? Could you be mine?
It’s a neighborly day in this beautywood
A neighborly day for a beauty
Would you be mine? Could you be mine?
I have always wanted to have a neighbor just like you
I’ve always wanted to live in a neighborhood with you
So, let’s make the most of this beautiful day
Since we’re together, we might as well say
Would you be mine, could you be mine?
Won’t you be my neighbor?
Won’t you, please? Won’t you, please?
Please won’t you be my neighbor?