Craig Thompson‘s Habibi makes a great gift–and buy one for yourself, too. The art is phenomenal; the story is achingly beautiful; the information might be transformational. The book’s blurb says, “At once contemporary and timeless, Habibi gives us a love story of astounding resonance: a parable about our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, the common heritage of Christianity and Islam, and, most potently, the magic of storytelling.”

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infinite incandescence of Islam (sermon; 090607)

Elements of a service celebrated at
the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Grand Traverse
on 07 June 2009
Rev. Chip Roush

The Holy Cross Catholic church, up on Beaver Island, just finished tolling its bells to begin their second service of the morning; our friends of Congregation Ahavat Shalom
began their Hebrew School an hour or so ago; the Islam Center of America, downstate in Dearborn, the largest mosque in the U.S., when it opened four years ago, played its call to ~read more~

so may we categorize: