International Cultural Center

Community Tea Time: The Heritage of Gratitude

On Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 3 to 5pm the International Cultural Center (ICC) organized an “Interfaith Tea Time” to share and learn “The Heritage of Gratitude.” The American tradition of Thanksgiving taps into the principle of gratitude which is inherent in all faiths.  In this spirit of gratitude and giving, participants brought nonperishable food items, which ICC delivered to Manna Food Center.

What an inspirational and warm gathering, filled with sumptuous samosas, miniature cakes and aromatic, tasty teas.  The gathering included  people of all faith traditions, their families, friends, and children.  Each speaker added their faith’s interpretation of gratitude, we have included the engaging and educational speeches below for your reference.

Click each link to read speeches presented by three speakers:
Rev. Ken Howard, Rector, Episcopal Church of St. Nicholas (Germantown)
Dr. Mustafa Haque,  Montgomery County Muslim Foundation (MCMF) and Capital Area Interfaith Friends (CAIF)
Daniel Spiro, Founder, Jewish Islamic Dialogue Society (JIDS)