The fourth annual La Cañada Interfaith Baccalaureate Service, a religious service for all graduating seniors in the La Cañada Flintridge area, will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Bede the Venerable Church in La Cañada Flintridge.
Sponsored annually by the La Cañada Flintridge Ecumenical Ministerial Assn., the service provides a contemporary and religious forum that supplements the high school graduation ceremonies. Following the American motto "E pluribus unum," Latin for "Out of many, one," which was incorporated in the seal of the United States in 1776, our community's baccalaureate offers a great way to celebrate the many great civic and religious values that represent American pluralism.
Since 2007, the service has been expanded from a Christian service to an interfaith service to include other faiths that have become an integral part of our great city. In as much the same way as Catholics, Jews, Mormons and other religious minorities made its inroads into the tradition of religious pluralism in our country.