We recognize and value that our spiritual journey is shared by our sisters and brothers in Christ of all traditions, and our neighbors who follow other religious paths. We find ways of sharing that journey and building a more peaceful world through praying, learning, sharing, and reaching out to our community together.
Our rector, Lynne Weber, will be one of those offering prayer at the Multi-Faith Vigil for Climate Action to be held on Monday, January 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Cooper’s Pond in Bergenfield. The Vigil is sponsored by the Central Bergen GreenFaith Circle; Atonement is a member.
Tenafly Interfaith Association (TIA) from Jewish and Christian traditions meet regularly to discuss current topics of mutual concern and to plan for annual events such as the Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. This years’ service will be held at Atonement on Tuesday, November 24. It features joint interfaith adult choir, speakers from the Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities, and an offering of shelf-stable food items or money which were donated to The Center for Food Action. A reception follows the service.
The Ecumenical Good Friday Witness was held again this year on Friday, March 25, 2016 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Atonement.
Interfaith Women’s Initiative (IWI)
Several of our members meet with Jewish and Muslim sisters several times a year for conversation, learning and direct service. The Interfaith Women’s Initiative was formed in 2010 to:
- provide a means for dialogue among women of the Abrahamic faiths in the Bergen County area
- build bridges of friendship, understanding and cooperation; develop a framework and facilitate collaboration in areas of shared concern
- dialogue and educate each other about customs and practices of our respective faith traditions
Grounded in these traditions, future growth will lead to interaction with other interfaith groups. Ongoing, bi-monthly meetings, hosted by women of each faith group. Vestry member Fran Regan is our IWI Liaison for the Christian members and our rector Lynne Weber is a member.
North Jersey Christian-Muslim Dialogue - The primary Episcopal – Muslim formal dialogue takes place through this ecumenical Christian dialogue with partners based at the Islamic Center of Passaic in Paterson. Our last Dialogue: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. on “Abraham – Ancestor in Faith” at the Islamic Center, 152 Derrom Avenue, Paterson.
Our rector, the Rev’d Lynne Bleich Weber, currently serves as the Diocesan Ecumenical and Interreligious Officer of the Diocese of Newark. She represents the bishop and diocese in ecumenical and interfaith relationships.