Tag Archive for Interfaith

A Saudi-inspired all-faiths hub

Cheryl Wetzstein, The Washington Times, Feb.10 The underappreciated power of prayer is a prime motivating force behind a new Saudi-inspired interfaith center in Austria that seeks to become the place for world religious leaders to meet, solve problems and melt…

Moving from Interfaith Dialogue to Multifaith Action

Amjad Saleem, State of Formation, Feb.4 This week, the international community will be marking World Interfaith Harmony Week   designated by the United Nations to occur annually in the first full week of February where there will be a chance for…

Freedom of Religion and the Right to Be Respected

Ufuk Gokcen, Huffington Post, Jan.22 As the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Ambassador to the United Nations in New York, I have recently attended for the second year in a row a special commemoration event at the Park East Synagogue in…

January issue of The Interfaith Observer

The Interfaith Observer, Jan.15 Editorial On the Birth, Death, and Rebirth of Community Interfaith News Bhagavad Gita Invoked in U.S. Congress Swearing-in – 1.1 Billion Self-Identify as “No Religious Affiliation” – Atheists Grow, Christians Decline in England and Wales –…

A Guide to Finding (Interfaith) Spiritual Peace

Susan Bloch, Huffington Post, Jan.10 It was midnight on Christmas Eve in Bethlehem’s Manger Square, when I, a Jewish woman, stood in front of the Church of the Nativity and brought myself to some spiritual peace that I could not…

Faith leaders want Americans to pray for collegiality

Lauren Markoe, Religious News Service, Jan.03 At a time when the ideals of compromise and collegiality seem like a distant dream in the nation’s capital, an unusually diverse coalition of religious leaders is asking Americans to pray for civility. “Through…

Dilemma of religious diversity

Eboo Patel, USA Today, Aug.19, www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/story/2012-08-19/religious-diversity-islam-christianity/57141216/1 When I speak before audiences, one of the most frequent questions I get as the founder of an interfaith youth group is, “How young is too young for children to engage with kids from…

Making it Happen in an Interfaith World

The Interfaith Observer Journal’s July edition features a number of interesting articles.  Follow the links below. Key Figures in Interfaith History John Henry Barrows: Producing the First Parliament of Religions by Marcus Braybrooke In the Valley of the Shadow of Death When…