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United in faith: Religious leaders discuss the meaning of the season

  • “Chanukah for us is about light ... and increasing the light in our world.” – Rabbi Robin Nafshi, Temple Beth Jacob GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff

  • “I am able to be better about my Christian faith when I am in conversations with other faiths.” – Rev. Carlos Jauhola-Straight, South Congregational Church GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff

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  • “We have built this bridge between us and the other faiths ... take this opportunity to give to anyone. – Mustafa Akaya, Islamic Society of Greater Concord GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff



Monitor staff
Saturday, December 23, 2017

As winter awakens, the light of the season leads us to both celebration and reflection. It is a time for looking within your own faith, but also one that allows us to see and appreciate the many faiths required to build a strong community. We spoke with religious leaders in Concord’s faith community. We talked about what this time of year means to them, how their respective congregations celebrate during this holiday season, and how they reach out to other faiths to deepen their own understanding. Their answers can be found at concordmonitor.com.