Former Bishop of California Aims to Create a United Nations of Religions

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William Swing served as the Episcopal Church's Bishop of California for 27 years. During that time, he led the congregation at Grace Cathedral and spoke out in support of gun control, gay and lesbian clergy, as well as services for HIV/AIDS patients at the height of the AIDS epidemic. Today, the retired bishop is focused on the United Religions Initiative, his global non-government organization that aims to bring different faiths together in a United-Nations like model. His new book, "A Bishop's Quest: Founding a United Religions," is based on his endeavors to foster understanding between religions around the world.