How could the Daily Pilot do a better job of covering religion and spirituality in the Newport-Mesa area? What are some of the local issues or stories about your church, synagogue, mosque or temple that need to be told?
Faith communities contribute mightily to life in our area. The Daily Pilot might ask what we do with: hunger and homelessness, hospitals, prisons, schools (public and private), and governmental agencies; welcoming children and families as well as oldsters like me; music in worship; evangelism and proselytizing; education in our faith and heritage and that of others unlike ourselves; communicating and advertising; and balancing budgets with programs in these financially challenging times.
We might even get personal and honest about believing and practicing what we preach and teach by, for example, writing what we think John Wesley meant when he said, "Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can."