Tag: Jewish

Christian churches back Jews facing anti-Semitism in Hungary

Tom Heneghan, Reuters, May 14 When Hungarian radical right-wingers rallied against a Jewish conference in Budapest in early May, a well-known Protestant pastor hid behind the stage while his wife stepped up to the podium to denounce Jews and Israel.…

What is Interfaith Cooperation for?

Eboo Patel, Religion Dispatches, May 05 Some years back I met the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Nechervan Barzani. One of the first things he did was thank me for the American military intervention that he described…

Multifaith has a place for everyone

T K Barger, Toledo Blade, May 03 Before moving to Toledo, I worked in Philadelphia as a chaplain in a hospital. When patients and their families asked about my religion, I usually said that I was there as an interfaith…

Faith and Marriage

John Turner, Patheos, Apr.18 Interfaith marriage is skyrocketing in contemporary America. A generation ago, around fifteen percent of Americans married outside their faith, which probably mostly meant Catholics marrying Protestants. Now, according to Naomi Schaefer Riley, the rate is forty-two…

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…

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…

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…

Why I am committed to building relationships with those from different religious and ethical traditions – 1

Krista Dalton, State of Formation, Mar.07 The call for interreligious discourse runs deep within my personal and academic story. When I was a young girl, I grew up in the predominantly Mormon city of Salt Lake. I naively forged intimate…