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Door of faith is open, yet revolving, at Columbia interfaith centers
Door of faith is open, yet revolving, at Columbia interfaith centers

Christmas Eve worshipers at Columbia's Village of Oakland Mills on Tuesday will do the interfaith shuffle: Catholics departing the sanctuary with their hymnals, white altar cloth, candles and crucifix; Protestants entering with their own hymnals, white cloth, candles and cross. Then Protestants out, Catholics back in. So the ritual dance swings on, decades after people of many faiths first gathered to worship under one roof at the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center and similar spots in other Columbia villages. Not always convenient, often inspiring, the centers have been a key part of Columbia's progressive spirit. "That's the agony and the ecstasy of interfaith, that...

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