Tag Archive for faiths

How Christians and Muslims can marry

Jerome Taylor, The Independent, Nov.25, 2012, www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/how-christians-and-muslims-can-marry–the-official-guide-8348954.html Christian pastors and Muslim imams have come together to draw up guidelines detailing advice on how to deal with inter-faith marriages. Although marrying between faiths is entirely legal in Britain, couples often face…

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…

US synagogue welcomes Muslims seeking a place to pray

Katty Kay, BBC News, Aug.17, www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-19289226 Muslims around the world are gathering for Friday prayers, and in one neighbourhood in the US state of Virginia, the worshippers will enter a building that could hardly be further from a traditional mosque.…

Syrian Conflict Draws In Christians

Sam Dagher, Wass Street Journal, Jul.23, online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303644004577524653025270434.html Syria’s conflict, increasingly characterized as a Muslim sectarian war, is now also threatening to engulf the country’s estimated 2 million Christians. As clashes between government forces and rebels spread over the weekend from…

Faith Partnership Principles

Department for International Development, June 2012 , www.dfid.gov.uk/Documents/publications1/faith-partnership-principles.pdf The British Government and all faith communities – led by the Church of England – will work with a real sense of joint purpose in the field of overseas aid said Development…

Thinking Theologically About Interfaith Work

Nick Price, Prodigal Preacher, Jun.18, prodigalpreacher.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/thinking-theologically-about-interfaith-work-part-1/ This is an exceptional piece articulating an Evangelical Christian rationale for engaging in interfaith.  Price grounds his thinking in Scripture, taking Jeremiah 29, Matthew 5, and Acts 17 as examples of Biblical precursors of …

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…

Why the world needs faiths

Tony Blair, Washington Post, Nov.17, www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/guest-voices/post/why-the-world-needs-faith/2011/11/17/gIQAf0d5UN_blog.html There will be no peace in our world without an understanding of the place of religion within it. The past decade has seen many convenient myths which disguised the importance of religion, stripped away.…