Tag: Faith

In the Middle East, not America, Christians are actually persecuted

Jonathan Merritt, Religion News Service, Apr.03 American Christians have a persecution complex. Whenever a public figure criticizes the Christian movement or offers believers in other faiths an equal voice in society, you can bet Christians will start howling. Claims about…

Canadian prisoners sue over lack of chaplains

Ron Csillag, Religion News Service, Apr.02 Inmates in British Columbia have filed suit to overturn a decision by the Canadian government to cut part-time prison chaplains, alleging that the policy has nearly eliminated prison ministry to minority faiths. “Prisoners do…

Pope extends hand of friendship to “Muslim brothers and sisters” during Good Friday rite

Washington Post, Mar.29 Pope Francis reached out in friendship to “so many Muslim brothers and sisters” during a Good Friday procession dedicated to the suffering of Christians from terrorism, war and religious fanaticism in the Middle East. The new pontiff,…

The Interfaith Observer – March Edition

The Interfaith Observer – March Edition, Mar.15 From Toddlers to Millennials – Reimagining Interfaith Community Learning to Be a Good Neighbor At What Age Should Interfaith Education Begin? by TIO Correspondent Ruth Broyde Sharone A New Kind of Interfaith Family…

Religious liberty in crisis

Terry Mattingly, Patheos, Mar.11 Here’s a tough question for American pastors: If local school officials voted to limit the freedom of Muslim students to publicly practice their faith, would you urge your flock to protest? Those who believe in religious…

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…

Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World

Churches Together in England, February 2013 Resources from the first ecumenical meeting of denominational, intermediate level inter faith officers which took place at High Leigh Conference Centre from Monday 11th February to Tuesday 12th February. I recommend you to have…

Pastor and rabbi agree: Melissa Rogers is good choice for White House faith office

Rev. Joel Hunter and Rabbi David Saperstein, Washington Post, Mar.13 One might guess that a politically conservative evangelical pastor and a politically liberal rabbi would have little in common, and it is true that we have our differences. But we…

Engaging the religious “Other” is only a matter of life or death.

Francis Tippitt, State of Formation, Mar.12 My fourth-grade teacher was a Christian lady with an Iranian expatriate Muslim husband, who would later be my high-school economics teacher. (I absolve him of responsibility for my finances.) As an undergraduate, my friends…

Together in Service: support for multi-faith volunteering

Baroness Warsi, Government Website, Feb.14 ‘Together in Service’ is a 3 year programme celebrating social action projects, and can be based around each of the faith communities religious festivals or dedicated volunteering days. It is designed to motivate and inspire…