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Interfaith Activism

16 Clergy Arrested for Blocking Pipeline Construction: Here's Why

Ian Mevorach | Posted 06.02.2016 | Religion
Ian Mevorach

On Wednesday May 25th I was among 16 interfaith clergy who joined Blockadia , an international movement of people disrupting the business-as-usual pra...

Interfaith Clergy Join Forces To Overturn North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Legislation

The News & Observer | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.07.2016 | Religion

Nearly 70 clergy from several faith traditions pledged Tuesday to do whatever they can to overturn North Carolina’s controversial new law limiting l...

Our Shameful Reality

Imane Ait Daoud | Posted 02.15.2016 | Religion
Imane Ait Daoud

It is shameful that we live in a world where marriage, modesty in dress and the practice of religion are policed by the government. It is shameful that we are so afraid of difference that we go to incredible extents as a community to persecute those who are different from us.

Overcoming Bigotry Through Cultural Competency

Imane Ait Daoud | Posted 02.08.2016 | Religion
Imane Ait Daoud

Last year was a year filled with interfaith controversy and debate. With the coming elections and the continued conflicts between peoples of different...

These Vintage Photos Of Jewish-Black Unity Show How Powerful Interfaith Activism Can Be

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.16.2016 | Religion

On August 28, 1963, a few minutes before Martin Luther King Jr. delivered one of the most important speeches in American history, a white man in a cri...

Baku, A Unique Geopolitical Gathering of Dialogue and Peace

Annette Blum | Posted 01.08.2016 | Arts
Annette Blum

With my own focus on the role of activism in the arts as a mechanism for dialogue and peace, I found the experience I had in Baku to be an accurate representation of the subject we had gathered to debate.

The One Thing That Can Break Down Religious Barriers For Good

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.07.2016 | Religion

"Is there hair under [your hijab]?" "Are there black Buddhists?" "[People suggested] I couldn't have a concept of right or wrong without a perception ...

24,000 Sign Petition Of 'Radical Love' In Support Of American Muslims

The Huffington Post | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.28.2015 | Religion

More than 24,000 people have signed a letter of support for America's Muslim communities, promising to build a "circle of protection" to defend them f...

Sorry, Islamophobes: Your Anti-Muslim Rallies Ended Up Inspiring Acts Of Love And Service

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.11.2015 | Religion

A loosely affiliated group of armed protestors organized anti-Muslim hate rallies across the country on Friday and Saturday. But instead of dividing t...

How Interfaith Activists Will Counter This Week's Anti-Muslim Rallies

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.06.2015 | Religion

Even though statistics show that domestic terrorism and white supremacists are a much bigger threat to Americans than radical Islam, anti-Muslim senti...

Confronting Religious Hatred in the Holy Land

Alon Goshen-Gottstein | Posted 07.05.2016 | Religion
Alon Goshen-Gottstein

Over the past 4 years, 42 Churches, mosques and monasteries were vandalized, attacked or torched in the Holy Land. A very narrow section of the Orthodox Zionist world has engaged in what is in fact religious terrorism.

American Muslims Are Helping Rebuild Black Churches

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.07.2015 | Religion

Muslims are bringing hope to Christian communities in the South after a recent spate of fires devastated black church buildings. Three Muslim organ...

12 Top Religious Leaders On Why We Need An Open Internet

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.12.2015 | Religion

The Open Internet Order has gone into effect -- protecting what faith leaders are calling the “fundamental right” of Internet freedom. Along wi...

A Time for Free Speech... And More of It

Nancy Fuchs Kreimer | Posted 06.09.2015 | Religion
Nancy Fuchs Kreimer

As Jews and Christians in Philadelphia prepared for the weekend in which we celebrate Passover and Easter, just such sickening sentiments began appearing on 84 buses in our public transit system.

Clergy Arrested While Asking Officers To 'Repent'

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.14.2014 | Religion

Clergy members were at the front lines in Ferguson during mass protests on Monday that rocked a city still haunted by the fatal police shooting of una...

Letter To An Interfaith Child

Susan Katz Miller | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Susan Katz Miller

As an interfaith child, you are a bridge-builder, a peacemaker, an interfaith ambassador in a world still marked by religious hatred and violence. We are raising you to go out and explain one religious world to the other.

Why the Kidnapping of Nigerian Girls Will Persist and What We Can Do About It

Dr. Keri Day | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Dr. Keri Day

Our activism must be objective and consistent. Boko Haram has been largely ignored up until this point. Now that they have the public's attention, it is critical that we attack the root of the problem.

A Symbol of Exclusion? Why I Can't Stand the 'Interfaith Logo'

Charlotte Dando | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Charlotte Dando

I want to suggest that if the interfaith movement is due a rebrand, then there's nowhere I'd rather see this upgrading exercise begin than with the "interfaith logo."

A Living Laboratory Of Pluralism

Rabbi Joseph Meszler | Posted 08.06.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Joseph Meszler

We are population of about 18,000 souls and a veritable United Nations of ethnic backgrounds and religions. And in between all of the sermons, we kayak on our town's lake and eat ice cream from the local dairy.

Rabbis, Sheikhs, Kadis, Imams And Priests Say No To Domestic Violence

Nomi Teutsch | Posted 07.29.2013 | Religion
Nomi Teutsch

In a country characterized by divisive, often violent conflicts and yawning gaps between communities, it was astonishing and inspiring to see these religious leaders reach across boundaries to exchange knowledge and support one another.

Including LGBTQ Voices In Interfaith Work

Chris Stedman | Posted 07.14.2013 | Religion
Chris Stedman

I feel more convinced than ever that interfaith efforts should include LGBTQ voices; if such work is intended to bring together people with different and sometimes contradicting convictions and identities, then it has to.

Bob Edgar, Presente

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 06.24.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

This is a letter I never imagined writing, and am deeply grief-stricken to be writing. Rev. Bob Edgar, a great public servant and my friend, has died.

Sinful Senate Vote Compounds Newtown Tragedy

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 06.18.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

The ability of a minority in the U.S. Senate to block common sense gun violence prevention measures is a victory for the NRA, whose leadership has sided with criminals over the common good of our nation. The Senators who sided with the NRA's leadership have sinned.

We Will Not Give Up On Gun Control

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 06.18.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

Leaders of the Abrahamic faith traditions can do what others cannot. Firm in the belief that human life is sacred, that right is distinct from might and that justice is a supreme value, we call on Americans not to give up on background checks and other sensible restrictions on guns.

The Faith Community's Role In Ending Modern-Day Slavery

Rabbi Julie Schonfeld | Posted 06.11.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Julie Schonfeld

We commit ourselves and call upon people of conscience around the country to join this growing movement of modern-day abolitionists committed to eradicating the horror of slavery, growing every day around the globe.