"My life has been transformed. I don't know why God has blessed me and graced me the way God has. In my own mind, I don't deserve it."
Novelist Alice McDermott, Morehouse College president Robert Franklin, and Rabbi Marc Gopin ponder the meaning of the national moment on the eve of Inauguration Day.
He says he values the work of the "everyday peacemakers" in U.S. churches, synagogues, and mosques whose curiosity about each other's faith has led to important interfaith conversations
Read an excerpt about Gandhi from BEYOND TOLERANCE: SEARCHING FOR INTERFAITH UNDERSTANDING IN AMERICA by Gustav Niebuhr.
Walt Whitman believed himself a prophet and regarded Leaves of Grass as scripture. So did his many disciples.
Sermon excerpted and adapted from remarks by Dennis McCullough, M.D. at an interfaith service, Kendal at Hanover, April 15, 2007.