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The Ever-Growing Religious Movement That Doesn't Get Enough Attention

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.11.2014 | Religion

Along with politics, poverty and culture, religion is often cited as a source of conflict throughout the world. However, the last 100 years reveal a ...

Face-to-Face Interaction Is Key to Changing Misperceptions of American Muslims

Maha Elgenaidi | Posted 10.09.2014 | Religion
Maha Elgenaidi

The bonds forged by interpersonal contact can last a lifetime, and hearing, in person, about the lived religion of an often-maligned group like American Muslims creates advocates for equality and dialogue. A lifetime of exposure to prejudicial narratives can be dispelled by one hour of personal contact.

Building a New Generation of Peacemakers

Susan Bloch | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Susan Bloch

The entrancing chords of Coldplay's, Viva La Vida warmed the hall at Camp Brotherhood, a retreat center on the slopes of Mount Vernon, Washington. Thr...

Fewer Americans View Muslims Favorably, But the Door Is Wide Open to Better Understanding

Maha Elgenaidi | Posted 09.30.2014 | Religion
Maha Elgenaidi

A new poll by Zogby Associates, a leading public opinion research firm, has both disquieting and encouraging news about Muslims.

Nine Values That Could Define the Future of Women's Faith Leadership

Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson

What distinguishes today's 21st century women-led multi-faith movement for justice is the deliberate attention being paid to creating a new leadership model that is more inclusive.

The Existential Weight of Motherhood: 'Will I Die, Mom?'

Kim Siegal | Posted 10.01.2013 | Parents
Kim Siegal

Maybe this is typical of our age. We go through a cycle of some kind of a religious upbringing, then challenge and question it in our youth, come back to it for the sake of our children as young parents and then maybe cling to it more deeply when we're faced with crisis or our own mortality.

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."

Multifaith Coalition To Protect Religious Liberties Fractured On Key Issues

Posted 05.30.2013 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) In a conference full of people who champion traditional religious values, Amardeep Singh k...

The Bin Laden Dialogue: An Imam, Rabbi And Minister Struggle Over What To Preach This Weekend

Rabbi Justus N. Baird | Posted 07.05.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Justus N. Baird

Two days after the news of Bin Laden's demise, an Imam, Rabbi and Minister reflect on what it means for people of faith: the 'celebrations,' the burial, and what to preach about this weekend.

A Journey Into Interfaith Engagement

David Ford | Posted 06.02.2011 | Religion
David Ford

The global interfaith challenge we face requires institutional creativity, conversation, collaboration and thorough theological work and education, locally, nationally and internationally.

Binocular Wisdom: The Benefits Of Participating In Multiple Religious Traditions

John Thatamanil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Thatamanil

Our age requires a new kind of wisdom: the capacity to see the world through more than one set of religious lenses and to integrate into one life what is disclosed through those lenses.

Jain or Hindu? Finding a Distinct Religious Identity in a Multi-Faith Society

Nikhil Bumb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Nikhil Bumb

When I meet people who have not heard of Jainism, or who assume it is an obscure branch of Hinduism, it frustrates me. Honestly though, until a few years ago, I barely knew the difference myself.

Who's Afraid of Shariah?

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

How many of those anti-Islam protesters holding "No Sharia Law" signs (as if anyone were advocating shariah law in the U.S.) actually know what the word means? I'd say, oh, none.