Tag Archive for Encounter

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…

Religious leaders will not pray together at Assisi

Cindy Wooden, Catholic Herald, Apr.6, www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2011/04/06/vatican-religious-leaders-will-not-pray-together-at-assisi/ Pope Benedict XVI and representatives of the world’s major religions will make speeches and sign a common commitment to peace when they meet in Assisi in October, but they will not pray together, the…

Inter-Religious Dialogue in 16th-Century Guatemala

Garry Sparks,Journal of Inter Religious Dialogue, Feb.28, irdialogue.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/In-the-Middle-Ground-Sparks.pdf There are, in fact, very few times in human history when two or more sizably significant groups of people encounter each other and neither one has any actual idea who, or even…

Jewish-Christian Dialogue Today

Yehudah Mirsky, Jewish Ideas Daily, Feb.21, www.jewishideasdaily.com/content/module/2011/2/21/main-feature/1/jewish-christian-dialogue-today How do today’s Jews and Christians encounter one another? The most obvious way is in the countless interactions of Jewish and Christian colleagues and acquaintances in a host of daily settings, including exchanges…

World Christianity’s changing context

WCC News, Feb.17,  www.oikoumene.org/en/news/news-management/eng/a/article/1634/central-committee-discuss.html As the World Council of Churches (WCC) takes new steps to promote Christian unity and inter-religious harmony, will the challenges of organizational governance and re-structuring drain “the life out of the ecumenical movement”? Speakers at this…

A British Muslim who would rather talk

Charles Moore, Daily Telegraph, Jan.24, www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/charlesmoore/8277811/A-British-Muslim-who-would-rather-talk.html In ‘Wandering Lonely in a Crowd’, S?M?Atif Imtiaz’s desire for genuine discussion about Islam in Britain is striking and compelling. Last week, I reviewed a book by John Gross about growing up Jewish in…