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Thread: Literal "Common ground" for 3 faiths to worship in Omaha

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    Company Man MattW's Avatar
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    Literal "Common ground" for 3 faiths to worship in Omaha

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/19/us/tri...ska/index.html

    The $65 million project may be the first time in US history that the three faiths intentionally build their houses of worship side by side
    Synagogue and Mosque already in use, Christian church planned, and all faiths share the same community center.

    The world needs more of this.
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    My first thought was that this could also be a great thing for smaller faith communities that may not be able to maintain​ a big space of their own, or congregations that may otherwise have to rely on renting a community center or something.
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    they should put a statue in the common area of abraham shaking his head in bewilderment.
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    Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

    Hmm...I wonder if they've got enough land left for a Gurdwara? We'd join them in a heartbeat. Assuming there are enough Sikhs in Omaha.

    It would be a great idea for small communities and congregations. And actually, I know that churches have housed synagogues and vice versa in a variety of places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siri Kirpal View Post
    Assuming there are enough Sikhs in Omaha.
    Seek, and you shall find.

    ...

    I'm sure that's the first time that joke has been made.

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    Build the Gurdwara and they will come?

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    Swan in Process Siri Kirpal's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RightHoJeeves View Post
    Seek, and you shall find.

    ...

    I'm sure that's the first time that joke has been made.
    Sat Nam! (Literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

    Ha! Not even the first time on this forum.

    (And I'm not sick either.)

    Blessings,

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