May issue of The Interfaith Observer

The Interfaith Observer, May 15

From Darwin to Zygon – Signs of Reconciliation

Interfaith News
Obama Addresses Interfaith Service in Boston – Kidnapped Syrian Bishops Still Missing – Religious Leaders in Syria Commit to Peace – Threats to Religious Freedom Escalating – Christians and Muslims Get Acquainted in Kansas – Muslim Leaders Decry Violence and Terrorism – Muslim Roots in Iowa Town Celebrated – Ukrainian Interfaith Conference Draws Protests – American Indians Discerned in 1494 Vatican Painting

The International Association for Religious Freedom – a Profile
The Genesis of International Interfaith Organizing by Marcus Braybrooke

Growing Non-Affiliated Community Deserves Respect & a Welcome
The Nones Are Off the Bus, and Many of Them Are Alls by Anne Benvenuti

Marianne Williamson – A Profile
A Mystic Vision with a Social Conscience by Ruth Broyde Sharone

TIO In Canada
Canadian News & Resources
Canadian Events & Opportunities


Science and Religion in the 21st Century

We Need to Pick the Right Battle
Celebrating Darwin: Religion and Science Are Closer Than You Think by Max Tegmark

Undercutting Sloppy Thinking about Evolution
Why Americans Love Creationism by Karl Giberson

Undermining Dogmatic Conflict-think
The Evolution ‘Battle’ Isn’t What You Think It Is by Michael Zimmerman

Religion and Science from Muslim Perspectives
Muslims and Evolution in the 21st Century: A Galileo Moment? by Usaama al-Azami

Buddhism and Scientific Study
Where Science and Religion Coexist by Saskia De Rothschild

Reconciling Science and Faith
Michael Dowd and “Evolutionary Christianity” by Paul Chaffee

A Renewed Narrative for All Traditions
New Theists: Knowers, Not Believers by Michael Dowd

The Need for a Profound Humility
Science, Religion and Religious Minimalism by Philip Clayton and Steven Knapp

Scientists from Many Faiths
Giants Engaged in both Science and Religion by Sana Saeed

Compassion – a Many Splendored Jewel
The Science of Compassion by James R. Doty

Nonduality – The Story of SAND
Scientists and Mystics Taking Hands by Maurizio Benazzo

Joyful Living with a New Narrative
A Review of The New Universe and the Human Future by Matthew Fox

Reclaiming Our Spirituality
Interspiritual Revolution: How the Occupy Generation Is Re-Envisioning Spirituality and (New) Monasticism
by Rory McEntee and Adam Bucko



Religious Calendar

Update – Ruth Broyde Sharone honored, TIO Joins Religion News Service

Early-bird NAIN Connect Registration Deadline Is: June 15
June Symposium on the Role of the Sacred Texts in Uniting and Dividing Humanity
July Program on Sustainability and the Sacred