April issue of The Interfaith Observer

The Interfaith Observer, Apr.15

“Who isn’t at the table?”

Interfaith News
Interfaith Activists Encouraged by New Pope – Unprecedented Orthodox-Roman Catholic Engagement – Time Running Out on Anti-Poverty Goals – KAICIID Announces Major Interfaith Program in Africa – Fratricide in the Land of Cain and Able – Proactive Muslim Interfaith Activists in Morocco – A Deeper Dialogue at Passover – The Good & Bad News about Interfaith Marriage – A Mystic Path for Us All

Report: Israeli and Iranian Citizen Peacemakers Finally meet in Illinois
Love between Israel and Iran – History is Made! by Janessa Gans Wilder

TIO In Canada
Canadian News & Resources
Canadian Events & Opportunities

Welcoming Atheists & Humanists into the Interfaith Community

When Who We are Becomes More Important than What We Believe
Offering an Overdue Welcome to the Atheist Community by Paul Chaffee

Unexpected Relationships
Foreword to Faithiest: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious by Eboo Patel

Unexpected Inspiration
A Review of Chris Stedman’s Faitheist by Charles Gibbs

The Case for Collaboration
On Atheists and Theists Together at the Interfaith Table by Chris Stedman

Counter-intuitive Collaboration Protects Us All
Religious Freedom, Meet Secularism – Your Best Ally by Tom Krattenmaker

Buddhist-Christian Dialogue Addresses Secularism
Secular Religion Not an Oxymoron by Ian Harris

Atheists Get Organized
Are Atheists the New Campus Crusaders? by Katherine Don

Building New Bridges
“Interview an Atheist in Church” Takes Off by Kile Jones

Promoting Pastoral Care for Us All
The Case for Atheist Chaplains by Vanessa Gomez Brake

On Becoming a Spiritually Non-exclusive Congregation
Light in the Night Sky by Gretta Vosper



Opportunities – Download a History of the Golden Rule

Discovering What’s Valuable Enough for Our Investment
Why Young Adults Are Disappearing from Our Congregations by Sana Saeed