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Interreligious Engagement

Hindu Pride and the Future of Hinduism

Anantanand Rambachan | Posted 07.01.2015 | Religion
Anantanand Rambachan

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.

Academic Roundtables to Benefit Colleges and Universities (and Religious Institutions)

Kemal Argon | Posted 11.29.2014 | College
Kemal Argon

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.

Jethro and Pope Francis: Models of Interreligious Engagement (Yitro, Exodus 18:1-20:23)

Rabbi Daniel Lehmann | Posted 03.16.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Daniel Lehmann

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.

The Supreme Purpose In All Religions (And Their Shared Failure)

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Rather than mutually respecting and affirming the one and only thing all religions share in common, religious leaders become preoccupied with what distinguishes them in terms of their beliefs, doctrines, viewpoints and so on

Tolerance Isn't Good Enough: The Need For Mutual Respect In Interfaith Relations

Rajiv Malhotra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rajiv Malhotra

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."

Future Religious and Ethical Leaders Ask The Hard Questions -- Together

Chris Stedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Stedman

The singular consensus among these religiously varied emerging leaders? This dialogue matters.