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Easter Sunday: We All Get Along

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We don't often talk religion on LAist. Who knows, we may all be happy heathens merrily going about our online lives without a spiritual care in the world. But today, this LAist contributor went to church for the first time in who knows how long. The scene was Shepherd of the Hills in Porter Ranch. There were some interesting things said today but we don't want to talk about the sermon. No, we want to talk about the people.

We've often talked here about the racial divides of our city. Whether it's the Black/Latino strife at the high schools or the obvious segregation of Black Los Angeles or the racial and cultural dividing lines that the recent immigration political action has highlighted, we know that more often than not, we're a multicultural community that rarely interacts with each other in meaningful ways. Hell, the best picture winner is a heavy-handed movie dealing with exactly that. But maybe that is less true at the places of worship in Los Angeles.

7,000 people entered the big tent for the second service this morning. Many with headsets that translated the English language sermon into Spanish. Many with Asian, Middle Eastern, Anglo and African roots. All, seemingly, with a common interest to share faith and worship with each other.

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We'll say Happy Easter today in that spirit of fellowship.

We'll get back to raising Hell tomorrow.