Tag: Encounter

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…

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…

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…

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…

The power of face-to-face encounters between Israelis and Palestinians

Yonatan Gur, Common Ground News Service, Jul.5, www.commongroundnews.org/article.php?id=30026&lan=en&sp=0&isNew=1&partner=rss&emc=rss One of the most significant events of my life took place in March 2005 in Anata, a Palestinian village north of Jerusalem. It was the first time I participated in a meeting…

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…