Book Alert: One Family: Indivisible; A Spiritual Memoir
Throughout history we have divided ourselves into groupings of "us" and "them". One Family: Indivisible engagingly invites the reader into the deeply spiritual and lifelong journey of the author to find a way to acknowledge our differences without dividing and subdividing ourselves into competing tribes. It is a journey of mountain tops and deep valleys, but it leads to the inclusivity and mutual respect possible with Interfaith. This is a book for seekers of all races, ethnicities, and spiritual paths who search for that elusive goal of a community of love and inclusion that also respects our diversity.
Reverend Steven Greenebaum is an Interfaith minister with Masters Degrees in Mythology, Music, and Pastoral Studies. The study of myth taught him to appreciate the rich multitude of our planet’s spiritual traditions. Directing Jewish, Methodist, Presbyterian, UU, and Interfaith choirs helped Steven understand the profound wisdom of so many of our spiritual traditions. In Pastoral Studies, Steven spent time not only studying scripture but also sharpening his own sense of the call of Interfaith. In 2010 he founded the Living Interfaith Church, based upon Interfaith as a faith that respects our differences as we walk our diverse paths to the sacred call of love and community.
Steven has dedicated his life to the oneness of humanity, working for social and environmental justice though a multitude of forums. Beyond teaching Mythology and directing sacred choirs, he has worked with Common Cause, marched at Standing Rock, and was the Founder/Executive Director of Citizens for Environmental Responsibility. Steven’s articles calling for social justice have been published in The Seattle Times and The Everett Herald, as well as The Northwest Asian Weekly.
In 2012 Steven published The Interfaith Alternative, offering Interfaith as a faith alternative to the distrust and, much too often, the hatred and violence that has accompanied humanity’s attempt to find the one “right” answer to our questions about God and the sacred.
In 2014 Steven published Practical Interfaith in response to well-wishers who thought that the practice of Interfaith was a wonderful idea but not practical.
One Family: Indivisible is his third book.