Tag: Dialogue

Saint Francis Of Assisi And Islam: How The New Pope Could Bring Muslims And Christians Together

David Leipert, Huffington Post, Mar.14 Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio‘s decision to choose the name of Francis as pope has profound significance to Muslims regarding Muslim/Christian relations. The Christian Saint Francis of Assisi — for whom he has chosen to be named…

Why I am committed to building relationships with those from different religious and ethical traditions – 2

Susan Harrison, State of Formation, Mar.07 I have been described as “a consummate networker” when it comes to building bridges between people of other faiths. Many years ago, just prior to entering seminary, I became friends with a Muslim woman…

Why I am committed to building relationships with those from different religious and ethical traditions – 1

Krista Dalton, State of Formation, Mar.07 The call for interreligious discourse runs deep within my personal and academic story. When I was a young girl, I grew up in the predominantly Mormon city of Salt Lake. I naively forged intimate…

Building Bridges Between D.C.’s Young Faith Leaders

Jack Gordon, Huffington Post, Feb.19 This year is going to be a big one for interfaith collaboration in our nation’s capital. And Millennials are going to be at the forefront. Six months ago, a group of young D.C.-based organizers came…

A New Pope and What It Means for Interreligious Dialogue

Rebecca Cohen, State of Formation, Feb.14 Who will become the next Pope? What will the Church look like under this new Pope? Inter-religious relations are one of the particular subjects in flux. Following the pontificate of Pope John Paul II…

A Saudi-inspired all-faiths hub

Cheryl Wetzstein, The Washington Times, Feb.10 The underappreciated power of prayer is a prime motivating force behind a new Saudi-inspired interfaith center in Austria that seeks to become the place for world religious leaders to meet, solve problems and melt…

Moving from Interfaith Dialogue to Multifaith Action

Amjad Saleem, State of Formation, Feb.4 This week, the international community will be marking World Interfaith Harmony Week   designated by the United Nations to occur annually in the first full week of February where there will be a chance for…

Freedom of Religion and the Right to Be Respected

Ufuk Gokcen, Huffington Post, Jan.22 As the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Ambassador to the United Nations in New York, I have recently attended for the second year in a row a special commemoration event at the Park East Synagogue in…

Vatican says calling Jews ‘enemies’ of the church is unacceptable

Alessandro Speciale, Religious News Service, Jan.07 The Vatican reaffirmed its commitment to dialogue with Jews on Monday (Jan. 7) after the head of a traditionalist breakaway group called them “enemies of the Church.” The Vatican chief spokesman, the Rev. Federico…

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…