The Common Good
June 2013

Listening to All

by Walter Hesford | June 2013

Thank you to Eboo Patel and Claire Albert for pointing out in “The Inaugural Prayer We Didn’t Hear” (April 2013) that we have never had the opportunity to listen to a Muslim clergyperson at a presidential inauguration. Other sources of wisdom and blessing we have never drawn from are the traditions of our American Indian brothers and sisters. Surely we could learn much from those who have, amidst ongoing oppression, sustained a relationship with the earth, with all our relatives, and with the Creator for untold generations.                           

Walter Hesford
Moscow, Idaho

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