“We are so fortunate to live in the 5th District that has a rich mosaic of faith communities committed to legislative solutions to ending poverty and homelessness; promoting peace and tolerance, and improving the quality of life both throughout the 5th Congressional District as well as the world,” Congressman Ellison stated.
The Congressman has invited religious and non-religious leaders to the dialogue. Invitees include Protestant Ministers and Catholic Priests; Jewish Rabbis; Muslim Imams; faith leaders from the Native American communities; those of the Bahai, Hindu and Buddhist devotion; Atheists for Humanity, and more. Local elected officials have been invited as well.
“The beauty of our State of Minnesota is that religious leaders are always in conversation with each other to learn about our differences and celebrate our similarities. And so it is an honor to have Congressman Ellison as our partner in convening these conversations in troubled times to help us work to make this world a better place,” said Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman, Temple Israel, Minneapolis.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn about the blessings and issues our diverse communities of faith. We should do more of this,” stated Pastor Richard Buller, Valley Community Church, Golden Valley.