Year of Interfaith Understanding continues a year after initiation

Last year, on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Mayor of Grand Rapids George Heartwell declared 2012 as the Year of Interfaith Understanding. Since that time, more than 200 events have been held by churches around the area, and campus and community organizations. These groups seek tolerance and a genuine respect for people of all faiths. More events will continue when speaker, activist, author and public theologian Brian McLaren stops by on his book tour, “Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha and Mohammed Cross the Road? Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World.” On his only stop in the Midwest, McLaren will speak Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Eberhard Center. Tickets are required and are sold for $15 in advance and $20 at the door.