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Letter: Extend ourselves to listen to others

Channel Santorini (pictured) at the Grecian Festival at

Channel Santorini (pictured) at the Grecian Festival at St. Nicholas Shrine Greek Orthodox Church in West Babylon brings homemade souvlakia, gyro, lamb shanks and Greek pastries, plus live Greek music. Take a $100 raffle chance to win prizes including cars, electronics and cameras. WHEN | WHERE 6-10 p.m. Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3; noon-11 p.m. Saturday, June 4; and noon-9 p.m. Sunday, June 5, West Babylon INFO 631-587-1150, ADMISSION Free

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I read “Asking the Clergy: How can houses of worship help heal society’s divisions?” [LI Life, Aug. 7] It brought to mind questions.

The article says that together we are stronger. Yes, if we listen to other people’s opinions and learn. When a group of people sticks together, not knowing an entire story, what we have is a cult. They are being misinformed.

We have to be able to talk with one another. False premises block us from forming accurate opinions.

In this day, it’s most important to have tolerance of others and extend ourselves in getting to know people of other faiths and ethnic backgrounds.

Julie L. Newman, West Babylon