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The Majestic Deborah J. Levine and the E-Book Pirates
Deborah J. Levine
Award-winning author, Editor-in-Chief of American Diversity Re...
I discovered that I was Majestic last week when I finally decided to publish my book,
Teaching Curious Christians about Judaism
, as an e-book on Amazon's Kindle.
Obama's Interfaith Vision and the Restlessness of Our Wretched Refuse
Rev. Donald Heckman
Executive Director of International Shinto Foundation and Conv...
Many people are very discouraged by the current climate of anti-Muslim and anti-"other" rhetoric that so fills the airwaves. However, the larger reality is that we are progressing as anation towards a more positive appropriation of our rich religious diversity.
Not My Faith
Rev. Bryant Oskvig
Director of Georgetown University Protestant Ministry: Catholi...
Because I work with an Imam at Georgetown University and have a number of personal relationships with Muslims, I am asked every time an act associated with Islamic extremism occurs, "Why don't the Muslims condemn the violence?"
GPS FOR THE SOUL
The Importance of the Empathetic Imagination
Author, Speaker, Editor
Praying Well with Others: A Progressive Christian's Take on Interreligious Prayer
Eagle Scout, seminarian, activist, and UCC
At first glance, the idea of having an interreligious prayer might seem disingenuous and perhaps even insulting; one might ask whether or not the prayer is truly "meaningful": does the language used reflect how one understands their idea and conceptualization of the divine?
Hindu Pride and the Future of Hinduism
Professor of Religion, Saint Olaf College, Minnesota USA
We are not flawless and the Hindu past is not unblemished. The future of our tradition, however, is not contingent on a perfect past or on immunity to criticism in the present. It depends on its ability to address human problems and to promote the flourishing of all human beings.
Interfaith Friendship Is the Boldest Way to Defy Extremists
Interfaith Activist based in the UK, Assistant Director at Wil...
Given the news headlines week-in, week-out, interfaith and intercultural relations ought surely to be a priority. Yet we struggle to find funding and support.
Academic Roundtables to Benefit Colleges and Universities (and Religious Institutions)
Academic roundtables should be considered by top academic leaders as a very useful way to inspire, challenge, and encourage a younger generation of scholars, exposing them to a range of top and senior scholars and their ideas.
Towards the Unity of the Human Family
Rabbi Dr. Ron Kronish is the Founding Director of the Interrel...
We have a religious obligation to keep hope alive through interreligious dialogue. People all over the world live in despair and depression. We need to counter this with optimism and hope.
Jethro and Pope Francis: Models of Interreligious Engagement (Yitro, Exodus 18:1-20:23)
Rabbi Daniel Lehmann
President, Hebrew College
They shared meals at which kosher food was provided, and the rabbi recited the special Jewish prayers marking those holy days in the Jewish calendar. This was, perhaps, the first time a pope celebrated these Jewish festivals with a rabbi at the Vatican.
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Bishops Should Act With Humanity and Charity
Rev. Marie Siroky
UCC minister, Wife, Justice advocate, Cubs Fan
Recent pastoral letters and press conferences from Roman Catholic Bishops are demonstrating an increasing intolerance for other faiths and beliefs. These statements suggest that individual Catholics are not capable of knowing the strength of their own personal faith.
Who Will Retell? An Interfaith Miracle
The miracles we choose to retell shape our sense of what is possible. We owe it to our children to tell and retell the glowing stories of cooperation between Muslims and Jews on college campuses.
Confronting Neo-Nazi and Skinhead Fanaticism in Northern Europe?
This kind of interfaith work might be compared to throwing a small stone into a pond: there is usually not a big splash but the ripples slowly proceed everywhere, bringing their important message.
Who's Still in the Closet? The Future of Prejudice
Joyce S. Dubensky
If you took time to name a group that is still stigmatized but overlooked in the movement for mutual respect, are there any you would choose? One that comes to mind is the non-religious.
Do Buddhists Believe in God?
Buddhist writer and teacher
My Zen colleagues may object that it is a stretch to call Zen meditation "prayer," or to describe it as a method "to reach our divine nature." But we must never stop trying to find common ground.
Coffee Shop Religion: Interfaith of the Everyday
Saumya Arya Haas
Digital Outreach Coordinator at Agape Editions
I was raised to be a priestess and was taught by learned scholars and mystics. But my religious education didn't begin until I started talking and listening to people from other ways of life.
Tolerance Isn't Good Enough: The Need for Mutual Respect In Interfaith Relations
Researcher, author, speaker. Current affairs, inter-civilizati...
In religious circles, tolerance, at best, is what the pious extend toward people they regard as heathens, idol worshippers or infidels. It is time we did away with tolerance and replaced it with "mutual respect."
7 Ways To Advance Religious Harmony In China And Around The World
We know religion has the power to do good. We know religion also has the power to inspire acts of terrorism and evil. We know something else. Religious affiliation in our world today is growing.
Tony Blair on Interfaith Dialogue, Education and Globalization
I cover the world's most interesting people.
Religious faith has a major part to play in shaping the values which guide the modern world. It can and should be a force for progress. I also think that understanding our increasingly globalized world today requires an understanding of religion and people of religious faith.
At Humor U, Mormons and Muslims Stand-Up Together (VIDEO)
Director of Donor Development, ANERA
What do Muslims and Mormons have in common? It turns out both want to take over the world. But when they are not too busy doing that, they tell jokes -- together.
Why the Mosque Melee Actually Signals a New Era of Religious Tolerance
Co-founder and executive director, Common Ground; author, 'Thr...
for those closest to the ongoing interreligious movement, tolerance just won't suffice. Real intercultural harmony demands exposure, as well as respect, mutuality, and, ultimately, engagement.
Instead of Burning, Try Learning
Brian D. McLaren
Author, 'A New Kind of Christianity' and 'The Great Spiritual ...
The most important translation of our holy texts is the translation into daily life -- in acts of kindness, generosity, courage, humility, justice, self-control, respect, reverence, fidelity, and compassion.
Turning Provocation into Purpose: Responding Creatively to Hate and Intolerance
Barbara J. Nelson
Dean and Professor, Emerita, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
We are imagining this package as a ready response kit that fortifies people of goodwill with religiously grounded knowledge helpful in standing firm when acts of religious hatred are looming.
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