Tag: Religion

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…

Saint Francis Of Assisi And Islam: How The New Pope Could Bring Muslims And Christians Together

David Leipert, Huffington Post, Mar.14 Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio‘s decision to choose the name of Francis as pope has profound significance to Muslims regarding Muslim/Christian relations. The Christian Saint Francis of Assisi — for whom he has chosen to be named…

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…

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…

End blasphemy laws threatening minorities: U.N. faith expert

Robert Evans, Reuters, Mar.06 Countries should repeal all laws punishing blasphemy and people who leave a faith, the United Nations’ top expert on freedom of religion said on Wednesday, thrusting himself into a debate between many in the Muslim world…

Religions for Peace delegation makes statements on nuclear weapons

Religions for Peace, Mar.05 Statement by European Council of Religious Leaders/ Religions for Peace delegation. Our delegation of Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Jewish and Buddhist leaders represents Religions for Peace, the world’s largest and most representative multi-religious coalition. Religions for…

Singing the Refuges: Worship and the Interreligious Family

Margaret Ellsworth, State of Formation, Mar.01 About a month ago, just like every Sunday, I slipped into the worship space just before 10am, bowed before the altar, and found a seat in the back row. I leafed through the service…

Building Bridges Between D.C.’s Young Faith Leaders

Jack Gordon, Huffington Post, Feb.19 This year is going to be a big one for interfaith collaboration in our nation’s capital. And Millennials are going to be at the forefront. Six months ago, a group of young D.C.-based organizers came…

February Issue of The Interfaith Observer

The Interfaith Observer, Feb.15 This month’s issue is entitled “Exploring interreligious relations and interfaith culture” and features the following articles: Foundational Documents – Making Peace with Mother Earth 2012 Crafting Costa Rica’s Commitment to Peace with Mother Earth by TIO…

Canada’s new religious freedom ambassador says he’ll give a louder voice to homegrown values in a ‘noisy world’

Joseph Brean, National Post, Feb.19 Andrew P. W. Bennett, Canada’s first ambassador of religious freedom, is a Christian academic studying toward a theology degree in Ottawa, an expert on Scottish devolution, and a government policy analyst with experience in the…