Tag Archive for beliefs

Statement on Christian-Jewish Relations

Religious News Service, May 25, www.religionnews.com/index.php?/pressreleases/christian_center_releases_statement_on_christian_jewish_relations/ After collaborating and working with various Christian organizations, leaders, and scholars over the past three years, the leaders of the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation (CJCUC) in Efrat and Jerusalem have released a…

Muslims back Christian electrician over van cross

Nick Fagge, Daily Mail, Apr.20, www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1378704/Muslims-backing-Christian-electrician-persecuted-cross-van.html#ixzz1KLJMQPxB Hindu, Muslim and Sikh leaders last night offered support to electrician Colin Atkinson who faces the sack for making a stand over his Christian beliefs. The religious leaders joined former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord…

Other Resources

Values in Harmony A resource produced by Geoff Lachlan for the Scottish Inter Faith Council in 2009, “Values in Harmony”. This includes comparative versions of the Golden Rule as found in the writings of 11 faith and belief communities and…

Polytheism and Monotheism: A Hindu Perspective

Ramdas Lamb, Huffington Post, Mar.31, www.huffingtonpost.com/ramdas-lamb/polytheism-and-monotheism_b_841905.html Today, the two most popular theological beliefs in the West are monotheism (the belief in a single all-powerful divinity) and atheism (the belief that there is no divine entity). The Abrahamic religions of Judaism,…

‘Belief in Dialogue – a Good Practice Guide

This is a link to the ‘Belief in Dialogue – a Good Practice Guide’ which aims to encourage constructive dialogue between those who hold religious beliefs and those that do not hold religious beliefs. Belief in Dialogue has been produced…

Inter-Religious Diplomacy

Charles Randall Paul, Journal of Inter Religious Dialogue,  Feb.28, irdialogue.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Inter-Religious-Diplomacy-Paul.pdf Trustworthy Opponents Engaging in Respectful Contestation Yield Peaceful Tension Historically, when people have found themselves in conflicts over the best way to live or the very purpose of life, they…

Indonesia is no longer a poster child for pluralism

Gillian Terzis, The Guardian, Feb.18, www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2011/feb/18/indonesia-pluralism-persecution-ahmadiyah Religious persecution of the Ahmadiyah tarnish Indonesia’s reputation as a bulwark of moderate, democratic Islam.  The first week of February marked the annual celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week, a UN resolution that aimed…

For God, For Good, For Neighbour

Charles Gibbs, Huffington Post,  Feb.5, www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-charles-gibbs/for-god-for-good-for-neig_b_818148.html More than a century before religious extremists brought down New York’s Twin Towers, the opening act of a new era of terror, a visionary Hindu leader spoke these words to the first ever Parliament…