Friday, July 30, 2010

CoG Rep. - Rachael Watcher elected to NAIN Board of Directors

The North American Interfaith Network held its annual meeting in Salt Lake City over this last weekend. Here is a report on the event from The Salt Lake Tribune:

Pictured from left, Tarunjit Singh Butalia, Executive Committee and Chair of the Interfaith Committee, Pastor Dean Jackson of the Rock Canyon Church, Imam Muhammed Mehtar of the Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake and Gayla Sorenson, J.D., Senior Fellow, The International Center for the Study of Law and Religion.

"Religious awareness and sensitivity are the missing ingredients in American diplomacy, professional peacemaker Douglas Johnston told interfaith leaders gathered in Salt Lake City Monday.

Johnston, president and founder of the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy in Washington, D.C., freely quotes the Quran, refers to Islamic history and praises the goodness and accomplishments of Muslims in his work in Sudan, Kashmir, the Middle East and even this country to engage Muslims and others in conflict resolution." ...(Cont.)...

More info. on 2010 NAIN Connect -
What Happened at NAIN CONNECT This Year?!

Our CoG National Interfaith Representative - Rachael Watcher attended that meeting, and was elected to a four year term on the NAIN Board of Directors.  This is important news for Wiccans and Pagans everywhere.  Once again we are represented on the board of one of the oldest and most well respected interfaith organizations in North America.  This election of Rachael demonstrates that CoG's collective support for interfaith is reaping rewards of respect and inclusion for the entire Pagan community.

at The Parliament of the World's Religions in Australia