“A faith-based effort to promote respect for all people in our community.”

Many Faiths, One Community

 

Keweenaw Faiths United is a group of people across religions and denominations that is taking a position to seek peace by being peacemakers, build bridges by getting involved, and prevent violence by taking a stand.

In a Christmas Eve sermon at Ebenezer Baptist Church in 1967, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.” The challenge for people of faith is to work for that peace in our own nation as well as worldwide. We are one nation that consists of many cultures, ethnicities and religions. By “transcending” our race, tribe and class, as MLK said, we can become one nation as we welcome the “other”, or our neighbors, into our midst. We say “WELCOME!”

The challenge for people of faith is to work for that peace in our own nation as well as worldwide. At Keweenaw Faiths United, that is our mission and purpose.