Diversity of faiths come together in Sammamish
January 31, 2013
Dozens of members of different faiths gathered at Sammamish City Hall Jan. 20 for World Religion Day.
Now in its fourth year, the annual event is hosted by the Baha’is of Sammamish with the purpose to share the common themes from world faiths and acknowledge their similarities. This year’s theme was “Building United Communities” and attracted around 60 people from Sammamish, Issaquah, Redmond, Kirkland and Bellevue.
Seven different faiths were represented at the group, including Baha’i, Islam, Hinduism, Mormonism, Judaism, Christianity and Native American beliefs.
“Two missing pieces to world peace are understanding and appreciation for our own faith and those of other faiths,” said Lyn Lambert, who is a member of the Presbyterian Church.