The Coexist Campaign holds the potential to change the way peace-building is done around the world. By working at the grassroots level, but connecting to global markets through the latest in digital technology, it can bring people together as never before.
If lawmakers on Capitol Hill are serious about living out their faith, they need to pass a compassionate immigration reform bill that includes a path to full citizenship, so that we can truly welcome the 11 million "strangers" in our land.
When you have to consider the alternate beliefs and traditions of your partner, is it fair to essentially negate their entire religious existence if it's in conflict with yours?
At a time when religion fuels numerous conflicts overseas and when religious tensions in the United States appear to be on the rise, what must be done to improve religious literacy and foster inclusive attitudes among America's next generation?
It took the Newtown tragedy -- along with Virginia Tech and Aurora and Gabby Giffords -- to get us thinking about mental illness in this country.
Francis must take a different approach than his predecessor, and must meet openly and publicly with the Dalai Lama as a spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. Francis must not allow the whims and demands China, notorious for its abuses of religious freedom, dictate the statements and choices of the papal office.
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."
We can only bring each other closer with love, wisdom, and compassion. There is no room to alienate others based upon their theological understandings, communal commitments, or ritual practices. In the new paradigm, we evolve beyond mere tolerance into deeper respect, learning, and collaboration.
For me, religion is not about telling another person what to do, and I feel many practices need clarity. For me, it is about balancing my center. My family and my grandmother Rodell's ring are my center. They are the things I will forever come back to.
The political establishment of Israel may finally be waking up from its deep sleep regarding this disturbing phenomenon of hate crimes which has been going on for the past two years in Israel. But we must ask: are they serious? Or are they just giving lip service to this?
Like all important works of art, Greer's play leads with story, aspires to beauty, and avoids didactic lessons. This is a work about history and faith, about how maddeningly long it takes for religious traditions to change, and about how inspiring it is that they do so at all.
The issue that I address is particularly to my fellow Christians, but it is also relevant to people of all religions, ideologies and persuasions. How can we live together in peace and harmony when we hold such fundamentally different viewpoints?
Although our nation remains intensely divided, we can all look up to Superman as what we can, and perhaps should be. Superman's greatness lies in his humility.
If we want to make the world a better place, we prefer to do it with others, rather than by ourselves. But how do we work with others when we have a different ethical code than they do?
A country known for political and religious strife that polarizes large groups of people, is simultaneously bringing divergent sects together.
The recent international Interfaith Conference in Peja made clear that Kosovo, the country once known as a place of religious unrest, could in time become a center for interfaith collaboration.