Interview with Reverend Erik Khoobyarian
The Reverend Erik Khoobyarian, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Western Springs (PCWS), uses the story of his own spriritual journey into the ministry after a successful law career to talk about how "the church" can begin to address the idea of justice in the world and how that concept may be linked to self examination, the quest for personal authenticity, and the exercise of genuine connections to other people. These steps, if followed with integrity, can lead to a reduction of the kinds of hatred, intolerance, divisiveness that plague our society today.
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