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Andrew Luisi
Andrew Luisi is an interfaith activist who is passionate about promoting plurality and cooperation between the religious and nonreligious alike.

He heard the call for interfaith work after having meetings with Interfaith Youth Core’s (IFYC) founder and president Eboo Patel. Since then, he was the president of the Interfaith Council at Wake Forest University, has written extensively on interfaith action, and traveled the world spreading peace and inclusivity.

While studying in Israel for a year, he interned with Dr. Rabbi Ron Kronish and the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI).

Andrew holds a B.A. at Wake Forest University in Religion and an M.A. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is currently living in Germany, traveling, and writing about his experiences.

Entries by Andrew Luisi

Who's to Blame ... in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

(0) Comments | Posted October 12, 2014 | 9:44 AM

Ripping down the Palestinian flag that hung from my wall was my first reaction to hearing the sirens in Jerusalem one day last summer. It was not out of hostility for Palestine or even for Hamas, for that matter, but for hearing the fireworks and cheers in the neighboring Palestinian...

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Peering Beyond Appearances in Religious Sociology

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 5:24 PM

Part of my philosophical search for truth, in the issue of understanding each other in terms of the other, has enabled me to acknowledge the nature of communion in the world. To that point, we can never know the true meaning behind the works greater depth without understanding it through...

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Indian Culture Teaches Us Plurality

(40) Comments | Posted September 4, 2013 | 6:27 PM

I live for taxi rides in New York City, but they cannot compare to rickshaw rides in Madurai! Swerving passed cars, trucks, motorcycles, oxen, yoked oxen, goats, chickens, dogs, and people while trying to figure out which side of the road you should drive on was one of the most...

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A Stranger in a Strange Land

(14) Comments | Posted August 23, 2012 | 6:37 PM

I did not realize how fast my trip to Israel would be over as I was boarding the plane at Ben Gurion Airport to return to JFK. The one-month program, "Coexistence in the Middle East," seemed like a significant amount of time, or so I thought. The purpose of the...

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