christine-weickIt was supposed to be a shining moment for proponents of the interfaith movement.  The Islamic “jummah,” or Friday call to prayer, would be held on America’s grandest Christian stage – the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. It was a bold move that had never been tried. Leaders of the Episcopal cathedral said sending prayers up to Allah from a Christian church would show the world that two religions at odds with each other for centuries could “approach the same God” as one body of believers. The stage was set. The prayer rugs were neatly arranged facing Mecca. The lights shone down on the imam for his opening remarks. Not so fast. More