Tag: Dialogue

WCC journal explores Christian self-understanding in context of Islam

WCC News, Jul.26,  www.oikoumene.org/en/news/news-management/eng/a/article/1634/wcc-journal-explores-chri.html The present issue of Current Dialogue focuses on “Christian self-understanding in the context of Islam” from diverse theological and academic perspectives. The journal features various articles offering analysis based on the outcomes of intra-Christian consultations held…

French town creates ‘Esplanade of Religions’ for greater understanding

A.D.McKenzie, ENInews, Jul.20, www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=5810 It’s almost like the late Beatle John Lennon might have imagined things: different faith groups worshiping side by side as a means to living life in peace. Welcome then to Bussy Saint-Georges, a French town that…

Berlin art show explores tradition and taboo in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Ruby Russell, ENInews, Jul.17, www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=5801 An exhibition showing this summer in Berlin entitled “Journey to Jerusalem: Artistic Positions Between Religion, Tradition and Taboo” brings together the work of ten artists who deal with the place of religion in contemporary life.…

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…

Christian and Muslim alliance commits to help solving tensions in Nigeria

WCC News, Jul.12, www.oikoumene.org/en/news/news-management/eng/a/article/1634/christian-and-muslim-alli.html The World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought (RABIIT) on 12 July issued a report on their joint commitment to help in resolving the tensions in Nigeria. The report…

World Faith Demonstrates How Religion Can Work For Peace

Jahnabi Barooah, Huffington Post, Jun.22, www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/22/faith-inspires-world-faith_n_1616863.html?utm_hp_ref=religion This week’s Faith Inspires highlights World Faith, an NGO whose mission is to “counter religious extremism and strife by demonstrating how faith can inform work for unity and peace, rather than hate, war, and…

The Interfaith Observer – The Complexities of Dialogue

Many of the articles in the June edition of TIO are well worth a read.  You can find links to the articles here: Interfaith Teaching Intrafaith Confronting ‘the Other’ in Your Own Community by TIO Correspondent Ruth Broyde Sharone The…

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…

Pope wins over German Muslims

Tom Heneghan, Reuters, Sep.23, blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2011/09/23/pope-benedict-wins-over-german-muslims-in-first-meeting-since-regensburg-speech/ Pope Benedict told German Muslims in Berlin on Friday they can expect cooperation and support from Roman Catholics as long as they respect Germany’s constitution and the limits it sets on pluralism. Meeting representatives of…

Jewish Theological Seminary Launches Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue

JTS of NY, Sep.6, www.jtsa.edu/News/Press_Releases/JTS_Launches_Milstein_Center_for_Interreligious_Dialogue.xml The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) announced the establishment of the Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue(MCID), funded with a $2 million gift from New York philanthropist Howard Milstein and the Paul Milstein family. The Milsteins have…