Tag: Dialogue

Christians in India Hopeful After Elections

Zenit, May 27 There may be a different future: made of respect for human rights, dialogue, justice and harmony for Christians in Karnataka, one of the major Indian States. After the local elections on May 5, the Hindu extremist party…

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…

Oklahoma Muslims aid in tornado relief in bid to build bridges

Omar Sacirbey, Religion News Service, May 24 Oklahoma is probably one of the tougher places to be a Muslim in America, but Muslims have stepped in to help with the cleanup of a massive tornado that killed 24 people. “As…

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…

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…

April issue of The Interfaith Observer

The Interfaith Observer, Apr.15 Editorial “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…

Doxa-cum-Praxis: Paradoxical Interfaith.

Joseph McLendon, State of Formation, Mar.29 Quakers are an interesting bunch in that our religious practice is precisely that: practice. Surrounding this word, minds like de Certeau and Jackson are summoned. Perhaps no greater, however, comes to the forefront than…

Beyond our life of Pi: Encountering multiple religious belonging and comparative theology with Francis Xavier Clooney, S.J.

Enver Rahmanov, State of Formation, Mar.29 I remember reading Life of Pi by Yann Martel several years ago and how my heart would resonate with each experience of the sacred by the story’s brave protagonist, a Tamil boy from Pondicherry, through…

Pope Francis calls for intensified dialogue with Muslims

Alessandro Speciale, Religion News Service, Mar.22 Pope Francis on Friday (March 22) called for more intense dialogue between religious leaders, particularly Muslims, as he tries to recalibrate relations between the world’s two largest religious groups. Speaking in the Vatican’s majestic…

Pope Francis lauded for interfaith dialogue

Almudena Calatrava and Damian Pachter, North West News 9, Mar.18 The election of Pope Francis has thrilled Jewish leaders in Argentina, who predict that their friend will continue to foster warm relations and open dialogue between Catholicism and other faiths…