Religious Exploration

Rumi in Words and Song

Please join us as we explore the words and message of Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, Persian Sufi mystic of the 13th century. Michael London performs his music inspired by the deeply moving, transcendental poetry of Rumi. Michael performs in concert, at workshops and conferences, and in support of sacred rituals. He is also a teacher of leadership, organizational behavior, creativity, and management at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. Poet Lisa DeVuono will read selected translations of poetry by Rumi. See for more info. Please come ready to fill your mind and heart.

A Journey of Faith

Guest worship leader Elsayed Elmarzouky, restauranteur, past president of the Islamic Center of Reading, PA, and chaplain in the correctional and healthcare systems in Berks County, will chronicle his personal journey of faith as a practicing Muslim in Egypt and the U.S. and how his understanding of Islam reflects principles underlying our UU faith.

We’re Not That Far Apart

Did you ever have two Jehovah’s Witnesses come to your door and think to yourself “I have nothing in common with these folks?” One UU did just that. Then he came to realize he had much more in common with Jehovah’s Witnesses than he (or they) might have imagined.