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FaithWatch: Lazy Sunday Afternoon Edition

PastorDan at StreetProphets notices this story from Franklin, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee:

Faith Presbyterian becomes the third satellite prayer center for area Muslims who wish to pray communally but may not be able to get across town to one of the four area mosques. The other prayer sites are at Waukesha Memorial Hospital and the Muslim Student Center on Milwaukee’s east side.

“We’re very grateful to the church,” said Ajaz Qhavi, a Franklin physician and Muslim who worked with church officials on behalf of the Islamic Center of Milwaukee.

Faith Presbyterian’s pastor, the Rev. Deb Bergeson-Graham, welcomed the visitors as an opportunity for her congregation to live their Christian faith.

“I think we’re doing this, not because of what they believe, but because of what we believe,” said Bergeson-Graham. “It’s what Christ would have us do.”

These examples are very important in this day and age. The Republican party has co-opted an extremist message of what Christianity represents- or, perhaps, that extreme wing of Christianity has co-opted them- so we need to take every opportunity to remind them exactly who are the ones truly representing the example of a man who got nailed to a tree for saying how great it’d be if everyone was nice to each other for a change.