Since our creation in 1935, MCCJ has organized monthly, interfaith Clergy Dialogues on the theological and social issues facing our diverse community. Faith leaders of all traditions and denominations have worked together to organize inspirational and educational events in the community, offer wisdom and solace in difficult times, and to provide a safe and supportive environment to discuss areas of difference and conflict. In each of its endeavors, the members of the Clergy Dialogue stand in solidarity while promoting tolerance and building community. This tradition not only makes the MCCJ Clergy Dialogue the oldest interfaith dialogue in the United States, but also one of the most effective.
MCCJ CLERGY DIALOGUE – MISSION & GOALS STATEMENT
MCCJ Clergy Dialogue exists to foster mutual understanding and relationships among varied faith leaders in the Greater Miami area.
·Build and sustain bridges of understanding, respect and appreciation in our multi-faith and multi-cultural community.
·Provide opportunities for dialogue, partnership, education, service, hospitality and celebration among faith leaders from different religions, communities and cultures.
·Cultivate widespread support for interfaith and multi-cultural work in the Greater Miami area.
CLERGY DIALOGUE MEETINGS
CLERGY DIALOGUE CO-CHAIRS:
Jeanette Smith and Rabbi Frederick L. Kline
All clergy of all denominations are welcome!
Meetings are on the second Thursday of the month at
10:00 a.m. – meet and greet over coffee
10:30 a.m. – program begins
MCCJ INTERFAITH CLERGY DIALOGUE PRESENTS:
INTERFAITH SERVICE IN HONOR OF THE 15th ANNIVERSARY OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
Out of Many, ONE: Celebrating our Interfaith Community
Each year, the Interfaith Service is offered open to the public, and welcomes anyone who is looking to be moved and inspired. The musical service will have an interfaith choir from a variety of local congregations. Several religious leaders will say a few words in keeping with this year’s theme.