Tag: church

Former President Carter says world’s religious leaders share blame for mistreatment of women

Washington Post, Jun.28, Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says religious leaders, including those in Christianity and Islam, share the blame for mistreatment of women across the world. The human rights activist said Friday religious authorities perpetuate misguided doctrines of male…

June edition of The Interfaith Observer

Addressing Climate Change Editorial Climate – We All Have Skin in this Game Interfaith News Imams from Around the World Visit Holocaust Sites – Finding Higher Religious Ground in Pakistan – 120 Years After Vivekananda in Chicago, Congress Welcomes Hindu…

Buddhist-Christian encounter to explore new mode of dialogue

WCC News, May 22 An upcoming World Council of Churches (WCC) consultation in Bangkok will attempt a distinctive mode of inter-religious dialogue. In collaboration with the Christian Conference of Asia and organized by the WCC unit on Inter-religious Dialogue and…

Arab Christians build hope in seemingly hopeless situations

Ekklesia, May 24 Christians “do not live in the mentality of the ghetto, nor in the mentality of a minority complex, nor do we live as dhimmi (dependent) people,” said Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan. “We have always been, as…

Christian churches back Jews facing anti-Semitism in Hungary

Tom Heneghan, Reuters, May 14 When Hungarian radical right-wingers rallied against a Jewish conference in Budapest in early May, a well-known Protestant pastor hid behind the stage while his wife stepped up to the podium to denounce Jews and Israel.…

Conference to explore situation of Christians living in the Middle East

Ekklesia, May 16 Power, social injustice, the threat of extremism and Christian-Muslim relations will be among the main themes of a conference on the situation of Christians in the Middle East. The conference is set to take place next week…

Multifaith has a place for everyone

T K Barger, Toledo Blade, May 03 Before moving to Toledo, I worked in Philadelphia as a chaplain in a hospital. When patients and their families asked about my religion, I usually said that I was there as an interfaith…

Protesting Interfaith? The Importance of Advancing Our Dialogues

Simran Jeet Singh, Huffington Post, Apr.25 I had never before seen anyone protest an interfaith gathering. But yesterday as we walked out of our hotel in Kiev, Ukraine, a small group of protestors stepped forward to verbally and physically harass…

Faith and Marriage

John Turner, Patheos, Apr.18 Interfaith marriage is skyrocketing in contemporary America. A generation ago, around fifteen percent of Americans married outside their faith, which probably mostly meant Catholics marrying Protestants. Now, according to Naomi Schaefer Riley, the rate is forty-two…