Local/World Faith Briefs

St. Leo annual church dinner is June 25 in St. Leo

The St. Leo annual church dinner at St. Leo is Sunday, June 25. Mass is at 9:30 a.m. The dinner will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and includes roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw, glazed carrots, angel food cake with strawberries and beverage. Adults are $10 and children ages 5-10 are $5. Activities are cake walk, raffle, bake sale, bingo and other games on church grounds. The Little Scrapers sanctioned kids pedal tractor pull on D 11’s is at 1:15 p.m. at the parking lot one block south of the church grounds.

Summer potluck picnic planned for June 22

Jesus Cares Ministries of Christ Ev. Lutheran Church invites everyone of any age in the community who has developmental or intellectual disabilities along with their family, friends, and staff to the Summer Potluck Picnic from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22, to 1005 N. 4th St. in the courtyard of the REM houses.

Starting at 4:30 p.m. there will be giant yard games and craft and at about 5:15 p.m. will be supper. Bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share. Hotdogs and buns (including gluten free hotdogs and buns), drinks, plates, and utensils will be provided.

In case of bad weather or muddy conditions, we will meet in the basement of Christ Ev. Lutheran Church at the corner of Marshall and 3rd streets in Marshall. Listen to KMHL for any changes.

Any questions please call or e-mail Melanie Werner at 507-532-0460 or mel.werner21@gmail.com. Check out the Christ Lutheran Marshall Facebook page.

Jesus Cares Ministries is a ministry of the Lutheran Home Association in Belle Plaine.

Global religious leaders join for online friendship appeal

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Global religious leaders contributed to an appeal launched Wednesday that calls on people to make friends with followers of different faiths in the hope that it will foster mutual understanding and ease tensions around the world.

Leaders from Christian, Muslim, Jewish and other faiths, including Pope Francis and Dalai Lama, contributed videos to the appeal that was posted online.

In the video, Muslim cleric Ayatollah Sayyid Fadhel Al-Milani says: “Our advice is to make friends to followers of all religions,” while Pope Francis and Rabbi Abraham Skorka say that their religious experiences have been enriched by friends from other faiths.