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Silver Spring, MD  20906
Office:  301-598-5312
Fax:      301-598-6727
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 for All People”
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The Inter-Faith Chapel

 

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Text Box: Who Are WE?
    The Inter-Faith Chapel is an independent congregation of more than 600 individuals representing over 30 different denominations. Membership is mainly by affiliation. This means that an individual becomes a voting member of the congregation by signing the Affiliate Register.  
   There is no requirement for an individual to relinquish membership in another congregation, although some affiliates choose to transfer membership to the Chapel.  Such transfers are accepted regardless of denomination.  
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9:00 & 11:00 am
Text Box: From the Desk of
Rev. Dr. Woodrow Rea
Text Box: Text Box: I find myself growing weary, and becoming leery, of politicians that claim to have everything all figured out.  Their rhetoric at times seems to be more forceful and domineering than inviting.  It appears that they are so certain in their positions, that there is no room for negotiation, compromise, or even discussion.

There are so many things that can separate and divide us.  Politics (which by the way is derived from the Greek polis meaning “a community of people”), economics, interpretations of theology, social justice concerns, environmental positions, and other issues all possess power that can divide or unite.

Having opinions and critically thinking through issues are the signs of a mature and healthy individual and community.  Debate and sharing of opinions are ways that we expand our concepts and even grow.  However, when we state our position, do we also listen?

It seems the more certain we are about issues, the less willing we are to listen to the opposing opinions or consider alternate stands.  Most of us want to live lives within the structure of security and the comfort of certainty.  A life of faith tends to offer an alternative model.

One of the greatest examples of a life of faith was Abraham, a man who lived with risk and uncertainty. Jews, Christians, and Muslims all share a common spiritual ancestor in Abraham.  In Genesis chapter 12, back when he was still called Abram, he was instructed to “Go forth from your land to a land that I will show you.”