May 23, 2011

A Chance for a New Creation: An Interview with Bishop Greg Rickel
May 6, 2011:

“On May 6, at Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle, Greg Rickel, the Episcopal Bishop of Olympia (Western Washington), participated in an interfaith service of prayer with Muslim leaders, including Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the so-called ‘Ground Zero’ imam. At the end of the evening, he and Imam Rauf embraced, and shortly afterward, an audience member approached Bishop Rickel with tears running down his face. ‘That has brought my faith back,’ he said, and the memory of that evening of encounter was still lighting up Greg Rickel’s face recently when we met for a couple of pints near the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas.”

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