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Celebration of Abraham focuses on ‘Loving Kindness’

By From page A14 | January 23, 2014

Save the date for the 2014 Celebration of Abraham — Sunday, Jan. 26. Participants from throughout Yolo County will gather at the St. James Catholic Church Fellowship Hall, 1275 B St., at 2:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 3 p.m., ending at 5. The event is free and open to everyone.

The Celebration of Abraham brings lay people and clergy from congregations working to promote understanding and compassion among Jews, Christians and Muslims. This January’s convocation of gathering will focus on “Loving Kindness.”

“Loving kindness is more than an action; it begins in the heart,” according to Helen Roland, one of the organizers. “In practicing loving kindness, humans express their universal hopes through action.

“The ultimate expression of loving kindness can be seen when a mother cradles her newborn in her arms for the first time. That deep caring is difficult to experience in today’s world. At the celebration, we will grapple the ways we can show more loving kindness.”

This year the planners of the Celebration of Abraham are hoping to begin the community discussion prior to the event itself. They have posted a blog and invite everyone to add their thoughts, examples of loving kindness, sacred texts and other quotes they believe relate to loving kindness.

To read, follow or comment on the Celebration of Abraham blog, visit http://celebrationofabraham.net. For more information, contact Roland at [email protected].

Enterprise staff

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