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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

SA First Presbyterian Church hosts interfaith service, 1-16

San Antonio's First Presbyterian hosted an interfaith service with Muslim and Hindus. A Sikh hymn. A Muslim greeting. A rich, brassy trumpet call from a ram's horn held aloft by a rabbi.

The sounds and rituals of other religions rarely grace the halls of First Presbyterian Church. But they were warmly welcomed at a service held Sunday that commemorated the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. by drawing together people of all faiths.

Dancers performed at an interfaith service held at First Presbyterian Church in downtown San Antonio where Christians and Muslims and Hindus worshiped

More than 400 people filled the church on a drizzly afternoon to hear Christian, Jewish, Baha'i, Muslim and Hindu speakers. The messages hewed to a similar theme - the world's religions and races have more in common than people realize.

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