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Inter Religious Dialogue

A New World

Richard Brand | Posted 07.31.2012 | Religion
Richard Brand

My neighbors are not happy. But the removal of the public support for the Christian faith is good news for the Christian community.

If Muhammad Had Not Spoken

Samir Selmanovic | Posted 07.31.2012 | Religion
Samir Selmanovic

When I became a Christian, my devastated secular Muslim parents recruited one of Europe's best psychiatrists and 50 relatives to take their best shot at helping me get over my infatuation with God.

WATCH: Jean Vanier: Become Weaker

Travis Reed | Posted 04.29.2013 | Religion
Travis Reed

In a time of such polarization and protectionism, we might try out a little vulnerability and see what newness might be born out of the fertile soil of weakness.

Interfaith Incognito: What A Hindu Nun Learned From An Evangelical Christian

Pravrajika Vrajaprana | Posted 07.15.2012 | Religion
Pravrajika Vrajaprana

Having been in the back-patting position often enough myself, I propose that what works most effectively is interfaith dialogue that is not initiated for the sake of public consumption. It is spontaneous, unrehearsed and often completely unexpected.

Graduates, Put Your Beliefs Into Action

Mary Ellen Jebbia | Posted 07.21.2012 | Religion
Mary Ellen Jebbia

Wherever our journeys take us, we must continue the act of using our passion and expertise to create a better world. I urge us to take the difficult street, and to reap the reward.

The Holiness Of Common Ground

Eboo Patel | Posted 07.21.2012 | Religion
Eboo Patel

Honestly, I hate the term "common ground." It just sounds boring. But all of my shaking and wagging has only ever succeeded in ending conversations, and sending people running in the opposite direction.

The Heroes I Was Looking For

Eboo Patel | Posted 07.21.2012 | Religion
Eboo Patel

I found full nourishment in Islam for ideas I initially encountered in other traditions. I am a Muslim whose first faith hero was Dorothy Day.

My Neighbor's Faith: The Rabbi And The Christian Cab Driver

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 07.20.2012 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

As soon as I was in the cab, I noticed that pretty much every surface of the car's interior was covered with a JESUS LOVES YOU sticker. This wasn't just a cab, it was a rolling cathedral! Part of me thought I should just jump out of the car.

An Interfaith Earth Day Celebration In Roanoke

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 07.16.2012 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

Local communities are often confronted with proposals that suggest we sacrifice these priorities for the sake of jobs, development or progress. We can have both.

WATCH: Honor Everyone

Travis Reed | Posted 07.14.2012 | Religion
Travis Reed

"In this electoral year tensions are particularly high. Polarities are strong. Many people think that the future of our country ... is at stake," Miroslav Volf says. "Honoring everyone contains the promise of possibility."

My Neighbor's Faith: A Test Of Character

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.11.2012 | Religion
Jim Wallis

This conflict is really about the role that faith will play in America. It is about whether or not we will accept Muslim Americans as true Americans or as second-class citizens. It is a test of our character, and we dare not fail it.

A Moral Challenge: Moving From F To A+ On Climate Change

Peter Adriance | Posted 07.07.2012 | Religion
Peter Adriance

Despite sincere efforts by some in Congress, that body as a whole has failed meaningfully to act on climate change. But the point was not so much to condemn the inaction but to urge Congress to work rapidly to raise its grade.

In Islam, Heaven Is Not Exclusive

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 06.27.2012 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

I don't know how, but people say this all the time: "He cannot go to heaven because he does not believe in [insert your Prophet or God's name here]." Frankly, I would have checked out of my faith if it took such a position. Thank God (or Allah) that it doesn't.

Faith Inspires: Muslim Student Association At UNC Asheville

Posted 03.23.2012 | Religion

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An Abrahamic Peace Strategy For The Middle East

Dino Patti Djalal, Ph.D. | Posted 05.09.2012 | Religion
Dino Patti Djalal, Ph.D.

Political strategies have failed. Let us try a new strategy -- one that goes back to the faith of our common ancestor Abraham. Start with that, and peace will follow.

The Lowe's Controversy And The Success Of Religious Pluralists

Daniel Tutt | Posted 02.17.2012 | Religion
Daniel Tutt

When Lowe's decided to pull its ads from "All American Muslim," they sparked a national crisis over Islamophobia in America. But crisis is the wrong word. I prefer opportunity.

Coexistence Is Within Reach: The Making Of A Tri-Faith Community Center

Susan A. Buffett | Posted 02.15.2012 | Religion
Susan A. Buffett

Change won't happen overnight but nothing happens if we don't do anything. By building their houses of worship together, the congregants of the tri-faith group are making a long-term commitment to each other.

A Meaningful Alternative To 'Spiritual Not Religious'?

Carl McColman | Posted 01.31.2012 | Religion
Carl McColman

This isn't always an easy position to hold. If religious leaders are unhappy about how many people identify as SBNR, perhaps a new category of religious/spiritual experience is necessary.

Just Because I Think You're Wicked, Crazy, Mislead, Doesn't Mean We Can't Get Along

Charity Sunshine Tillemann Dick | Posted 12.27.2011 | Religion
Charity Sunshine Tillemann Dick

One thing we all agree on: No matter what religion a person prescribes to, at the beginning and end of the day, it is the love, respect, decency and kindness we share that matters.

Religion Can't Be An End Unto Itself

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 12.20.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

When we see all the evil that is done in the name of religion, we naturally want no part of it. But the truth is, the problem isn't with religion per se. The problem is with seeing religion as an end unto itself.

We Can Gather Together

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 12.18.2011 | Religion
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

If sitting down and rationally and peacefully talking among people of different religions is unworkable, perhaps creating interfaith families would be a way to bring disparate people together.

Are We There Yet? The Progress of the Interfaith Movement

Rev. Donald Heckman | Posted 12.17.2011 | Religion
Rev. Donald Heckman

How do we know when we have arrived in the interfaith movement? When religious pluralism is normative? When religious differences don't cause conflict or even concern?

The Growing Impossibility Of Interfaith Dialogue

Tony Campolo | Posted 12.14.2011 | Religion
Tony Campolo

In today's world, the voices of moderation are becoming fewer and fewer, while extremist groups are growing in size and are flexing more and more political muscle.

Jehovah's Witnesses and (Academic) Dialogue with Non-Members at the Society of Biblical Literature?

Michael Gilmour | Posted 11.30.2011 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

I recently proposed an SBL session examining the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society's use of Scripture.

From Munich To Sarajevo: A Pilgrimage For Peace

Katherine Marshall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

The meeting was a message of hope: Despite the realities of violence and economic crisis, peace, prosperity, and a rich and meaningful culture are within our grasp.