The National setting of the United Church of Christ today released a video, and accompanying study guides, that "aim to shine a light on religious bigotry in a unique way— by depicting religious leaders of different faiths experiencing the power of walking in one another’s shoes – and into one another’s houses of worship."
See below a letter from General Minister and President John C. Dorhauer about the video.
Today we are releasing an important new United Church of Christ video titled, “Trading Places”.
If you listen to most news cycles or political speeches of late, you would be left with the clear impression that people of different faiths not only hate each other, but they do so because their faith leaves them no other option.
We want difference to be perceived as beauty and not as threat.
“Trading Places” shines a light on religious bigotry in a unique way—by depicting religious leaders of different faiths experiencing the power of walking in one another’s shoes –and into one another’s houses of worship.
This video is intended to tell the world who we are in the United Church of Christ and what we dream of.
If you care about interfaith understanding and building a world free of religious intolerance, you will share this message.
I am personally urging you today to share this video as widely as you can.
Share it on your social media, embed it in your blog or website, email it to friends.
If it opens up the heart of another to love in new ways; if it inspires the just peace we are committed to—then God be praised!
John C. Dorhauer
General Minister and President
United Church of Christ