Tag Archive for belief

British Airways Christian employee Nadia Eweida wins case

BBC News, Jan.15 A British Airways employee suffered discrimination at work over her Christian beliefs, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. Judges ruled Nadia Eweida’s rights had been violated under Article 9 of the European Convention on Human…

A Guide to Finding (Interfaith) Spiritual Peace

Susan Bloch, Huffington Post, Jan.10 It was midnight on Christmas Eve in Bethlehem’s Manger Square, when I, a Jewish woman, stood in front of the Church of the Nativity and brought myself to some spiritual peace that I could not…

Reflections on the Korean experience

Albert Bogle, i-talker, Sept.23, www.italker.org.uk/2012/09/reflections-on-the-korean-experience/ Rt Rev Albert Bogle is this year’s Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.  He has been visiting the Republic of (South) Korea, attending the General Assemblies of two Presbyterian Churches. Faith…

When You Shouldn’t Say What You Really Think About Other Faith Traditions

Rabbi Eric H Joffe, Huffington Post. Jul.25, www.huffingtonpost.com/rabbi-eric-h-yoffie/when-you-shouldnt-say-what-you-really-think-about-other-faith-traditions_b_1693786.html?utm_hp_ref=religion Some recent, angry exchanges between leaders of different religious traditions have led me to consider the principles that should guide us when reacting to disagreements with other faith groups. If I strongly…

Moving from Sibling Rivalry to Religious Solidarity

Jason Tippitt, State of Formation, Jul.9, www.stateofformation.org/2012/07/moving-from-sibling-rivalry-to-religious-solidarity/ As part of my navel-gazing over the notion that “I don’t not believe in God” (at least not anymore), and the logical subsequent question of whether I do believe, I’ve been thinking about…

Confronting ‘the Other’ in Your Own Community – Interfaith teaching intrafaith

Ruth Broyde Sharone, The Interfaith Observer, Jun.15, theinterfaithobserver.org/journal-articles/2012/6/15/confronting-the-other-in-your-own-community.html Interfaith dialogue between people of widely divergent faiths is challenging enough, but the tougher assignment is encountering a member of your own religion with whom you profoundly disagree. When that happens, knowing…

Speed-faithing: speed-dating from a religious point of view

Manya A. Brachear, Chicago Tribune, Nov.1, www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-talk-speed-faithing-20111101,0,5799441.story For those who want to hook up with a Hindu, there is speed-dating at an Old Town neighborhood lounge on Wednesday. But for those who want to meet a Muslim, Buddhist, Christian or…

Turkey’s Elephant in the Room: Religious Freedom

Susanne Gusten, New York Times, Sep.28, www.nytimes.com/2011/09/29/world/europe/turkeys-elephant-in-the-room-religious-freedom.html?_r=1&ref=religionandbelief With his triumphant tour of the countries of the Arab Spring this month, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has managed to set up Turkey on the international stage as a role model for…

Distinctive Mission for Muslims’ Conference: Remembering the Holocaust

Samuel Freedman, New York Times, Sep.23, www.nytimes.com/2011/09/24/us/distinctive-mission-for-muslims-conference-remembering-the-holocaust.html?_r=1&ref=religionandbelief One afternoon this week, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran addressed the United Nations General Assembly, once again casting doubt that the Holocaust had occurred. Almost exactly 24 hours earlier, an otherwise obscure college…