Media Center Pick of the Week

The Interfaith Council of Central Florida gathered religious leaders at the Sikh Society of Central Florida last night in remembrance of the August 5th tragedy in metro Milwaukee. Ordained ministers of the great faith traditions offered prayers for the dead. 

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The Interfaith Council of Central Florida gathered religious leaders at the Sikh Society of Central Florida last night in remembrance of the August 5th tragedy in metro Milwaukee. Ordained ministers of the great faith traditions offered prayers for the dead. Fr. Scott Circe, pastor of Most Precious Blood parish and diocesan interfaith and ecumenical liaison, shared blessings from the Order of Christian Funerals. A Zen Buddhist priest read the opening text of the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Beyond remembrance, the spiritual leaders called people of faith to grow as learners and teachers. A rabbi shared a story about a great healer whose very touch liberated people from suffering. This healer found himself in the grip of dire illness. Another healer offered his hand and cured him. The great healer’s disciples asked about his inability to cure himself. He responded with the profound truth that we are called to offer hands of healing to one another. We cannot overcome our struggles alone. The Second Vatican Council taught: “All men form but one community.” As food for our journey of learning and teaching, we feature the 6 DVD set: “Religions of the World.” This series contains segments about Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity in the Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Protestant traditions. Ben Kingsley narrates the series. Order this title from the Media Resource Center @ click here. Visit this website for a 1 minute video clip about the Interfaith Council. Call Dan Hardester or Diane Gallagher@ 407-246-4895 (or 4897) for assistance with faith formation videos and DVDs. (Dan Hardester serves as Secretary of the Evangelization Secretariat and Director of the Media Center.)