These 11 clergy, representing an interfaith range of beliefs, share the pain with their congregations in this crucible of crisis. From East Coast to West, from conservative to liberal, and including Christian, Jewish and Muslim perspectives, these inspired words are heartfelt and healing.
Clergy represented include the Reverends Forrest Church (All Souls Unitarian Church, NYC); Doretta Clark (Mystic Congregational Church, Mystic, CT); Paul Gonyea (Atlanta Church of Religious Science); William L. "Scotty" McLennan, Jr. (Dean for Religious Life, Stanford University); Dr. R. Scott Colglazier (University Christian Church, Fort Worth, TX); Robert Lee Hill (Community Christian Church, Kansas City, MO); Dr. Arthur Caliandro (Marble Collegiate Church, NYC); John M. Buchanan (Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL); and Dr. Alvin O. Jackson (National City Christian Church, Washington DC); as well as Rabbi Harold S. Kushner (Temple Israel, Natick, MA) and Imam Al-Hajj Talib 'Abdur-Rashid (Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood, Harlem).
"The spontaneity, the laughter and clapping of the congregations, the pauses and tears are genuine and strangely comforting." (Publishers Weekly)
"Restoring Faith is a monumental literary work, not only for its spiritual substance, but also for its historical significance." (Large Print Reviews)