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For the past few years, St. Paul’s has learned what it means to be a community fully in relationship with neighbors of other faiths and of no faith. We have explored that call through the lens of the stories of Abraham, which tell us about ancient practices of radical hospitality and pilgrimage that can still inspire our faith and actions today.  
We are looking at ways to deepen the relationships that we began and to learn about interfaith relationships more deeply as an entire church community.  We are in need of people who can serve on the Steering Committee, which meets once a month and helps to chart the next steps along our path.  If you feel called to this ministry, please contact The Rev. Jeanne Forte at rector@stpaulsbenicia.org

Our presentation of Rohina Malik’s play, “Unveiled” was a great success!  175 people gathered at the Benicia Historical Museum Camel Barn to watch a presentation of five vignettes, each telling the story of a Muslim woman and her experiences wearing the veil, or hijab. The audience included members of St.Paul’s, Vallejo’s two Muslim communities, museum supporters and others from as far away as Napa and American Canyon.  “Unveiled” gave us a chance to share our Abraham Path Project with the wider public.  The play was followed by a wonderful reception in the museum garden which featured the teas Ms.Malik described in the play, as well as a selection of favorite Middle Eastern treats.  A good time was had by all, as the photographs by David Bundesen illustrate.  Stay tuned for our next Abraham Path project.