Rev. Mansfield Kaseman

July 12, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Week in Review

Mariana Cordier hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. This week’s guests are Jane de Winter, Mansfield Kaseman, Stuart Rosenthal, and Greg Wims. Cordier and the panel discuss numerous topics including: The school boundary study with Jane de Winter. The work of the Faith Community Advisory Committee with Rev. Mansfield Kaseman. The July […]

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December 14, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Bethesda Church Providing Sanctuary for El Salvador Mother

Rosa Gutierrez Lopez remains at the Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda, finding sanctuary from federal agents who want to deport her to her native El Salvador. “We are approaching it both as an act of faith and as an act of faithful resistance,” said the Rev. Abhi Janamanchi, senior minister at the church. […]

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April 11, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Faith Community Working Group Taps Lubna Ejaz to Serve as Co-Chair

The Faith Community Working Group of Montgomery County (FCWG) has selected a new co-chair. Lubna Ejaz, president of the Board of Directors for the Muslim Community Center, has been nominated to serve as the new co-chair of the FCWG. Since it’s founding in April of 2013, the group of faith and community leaders strives to deepen understanding and […]

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December 5, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

CAIR Holds Vigil Against Gun Violence at Silver Spring Mosque (PHOTOS)

Faith leaders and local residents gathered at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring for a candlelight vigil against gun violence on Friday. In light of the recent tragic shootings in San Bernardino, California, The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) partnered with various faith leaders from Maryland to remember the victims and condemn acts of […]

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November 3, 2015 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Celebrates Diwali Holiday (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Montgomery County’s annual Diwali celebration was held Wednesday, Oct. 28th at the Executive Office Building in Rockville. Known as the “Festival of Lights,” Diwali is a holiday observed worldwide between mid-October and mid November by people of Indian and South Asian heritage. The observance marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year and celebrates the […]

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August 18, 2015 | Aline Barros

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MCPS Publishes a Guideline On Respecting Religious Diversity

Montgomery County Public Schools has published for the first time a set of guidelines on respecting religious diversity. The document, which touches upon absences, clothing, food, and extracurricular activities, was developed in partnership with the Montgomery County Executive’s Faith Community Working Group. “It provides information regarding religious practices and providing accommodation to students,” said Montgomery […]

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June 24, 2015 | Aline Barros

Prayer Vigil in Silver Spring in Honor of Charleston Victims

Montgomery County interfaith organizations are inviting residents to join them in a vigil to honor the nine victims in the Charleston church shooting. The Black Ministers Conference, County’s Human Rights Commission and the County’ Office of Community Partnerships are scheduled to host the gathering on June 24 at noon at the Silver Spring Civic Center. According […]

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