The Interfaith Peace Project Circle of Wisdom welcomes Rev. Andrea Goodman, President of the Board of Directors as author of our January Women’s Circle Reflection.
The First Attitude of the Heart:
Feel the interconnectedness with our sisters and brothers who are demeaned and forgotten. Let us pray…
O, Quan Yin, may Women’s voices be
heard and recognized.
May we rise up to demand humane treatment
for all citizens of the world,
We cry out with compassion for those who
Stand with our demeaned and forgotten sisters
The Second Attitude of the Heart:
O, Gracious God, may we inquire
with an open heart to better
understand those we meet.
We cry out to them: Why do you feel
so strongly? How have you been hurt?
Help us, please, understand.
Listen for Understanding.
The Third Attitude of the Heart:
Acknowledge our inherited biases and stereotypes: Let us pray…
O, Allah, may we explore when and
to whom we shut our heart.
We cry out for forgiveness from those
we label “Other”.
Acknowledge our Inherited Biases and Stereotypes.
The Fourth Attitude of the Heart:
Travel to the depths of our Heart and ask: “What do I truly believe?” – not what have I been told to believe: Let us pray…
O, YHWH, may we seek with curiosity
and fresh eyes, that which we truly
believe, to live and act
We cry out for clarity so that we may
bring the spark of life to
What do I truly believe?
We are born with the responsibility to be instruments of peace. Let us pray…
O Vishnu, may our world be peaceful and safe.
We cry out for justice that ends racism
and sexism and culturalism
We cry out for protection and respect of our
Be instruments of peace.
O You, Breath of Life:
We are so very grateful that
we are the blessing that