What do you know about your neighbors’ faith community? Do you have an appreciation for their beliefs, liturgies, sacramental rites, music, history or their interest in community action, ecumenism and interfaith dialogue? Do you know some of their heroes and inspired leaders?
Unity In Diversity is a weekly cable television program that features leaders and representatives of various religious communities in the local area, and offers an opportunity to learn about one another in a non-threatening way. It can be viewed on Mondays at noon and Wednesdays at 5:30 pm on Charter Communications channel 21.
Programs for the following weeks are as follows: September 16 and 18, Father Joseph Donnelly, Pastor, Sacred Heart Church in Southbury; September 23 and 25, Pastor Gregory Wismar, former rector, Christ the King Lutheran Church in Newtown; and September 30 and October 2, The Reverend Terry Pfeiffer, former pastor, Newtown United Methodist Church.
Unity in Diversity program producer and host is the Reverend Leo McIlrath, coordinator of Corpus Christi, an ecumenical Catholic faith community, and chaplain to the Lutheran Home of Southbury. He is wiling to visit local churches, synagogues, mosques and temples to share what it means to be ecumenical or a member of an interfaith council.
Rev McIlrath can be reached at 203-270-0581 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Program questions and comments are also welcomed.