Reach beyond racism: Baha’i teachings emphasize unity and diversity

“Know ye not why We created you all from the same dust? That no one should exalt himself over the other. Ponder at all times in your hearts how ye were created. Since We have created you all from one same substance, it is incumbent on you to be even as one soul, to walk with the same feet, eat with the same mouth and dwell in the same land, that from your inmost being, by your deeds and actions, the signs of oneness may be made manifest.”
– Baha’i Scripture


New St. Simon pastor’s approach: ‘You need to welcome people to the table’

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The Rev. Brendan McGuire and friend.

St. Simon Catholic Parish recently appointed Father Brendan McGuire, a native of Ireland, to serve as its fifth pastor over the course of the church’s 65-year history.

Spiritual Perspective: The welfare of the part means the welfare of the whole

"Human beings are members of a whole, In creation of one essence and soul.

St. Simon pastor retires after 40th anniversary of ordination

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Father V. Warwick James, pastor of St. Simon Parish, is set to retire today after 14 years of service at the Los Altos Catholic church.
“I am the most blessed pastor in the world,” James said. “It has given me great joy to serve this community.”
Under his leadership, the pastoral plan was built from the ground up, including nine councils of volunteers that lead all aspects of the parish.

Spiritual Perspective: Perspective shows God has never left us alone

One of the advantages of living in the 21st century is our ability to have a perspective on the thousands of years of religious history.

“Peerless is this Day, for it is as the eye to past ages and centuries, and as a light unto the darkness of the times,” Baha’i writings say.


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