Tag Archive for religions

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…

Gaza Christians Fear For Future Of Tiny Community

Ibrahim Barzak and Diaa Hadid, Huffington Post, Jul.25, www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/25/gaza-christians-fear-for-_n_1702911.html?utm_hp_ref=religion Christians in overwhelmingly Muslim Gaza have long fretted in private about the survival of their tiny community. But their fears exploded publicly when two members of the flock recently converted to…

Moving from Sibling Rivalry to Religious Solidarity

Jason Tippitt, State of Formation, Jul.9, www.stateofformation.org/2012/07/moving-from-sibling-rivalry-to-religious-solidarity/ As part of my navel-gazing over the notion that “I don’t not believe in God” (at least not anymore), and the logical subsequent question of whether I do believe, I’ve been thinking about…

To Snip or Not to Snip Is Not the Question

Jill Shaw Ruddock, Huffington Post, Jul.9, www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jill-shaw-ruddock/to-snip-or-not-to-snip-is-not-the-question_b_1658241.html?utm_hp_ref=tw&just_reloaded=1 Last week the German court in Cologne ruled that circumcision by parents of sons is an unlawful act. This ruling will be enforced even if performed by a qualified doctor, making them liable…

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…

8 Reasons My Interfaith Family Celebrates Hanukkah and Christmas

Susan Katz Miller, Huffington Post, Dec.13, www.huffingtonpost.com/susan-katz-miller/interfaith-family-christmas-and-hanukkah_b_1133561.html At this time of year, a blizzard of articles about the so-called December Dilemma swirls up like snowflakes rising from the floor of a snowglobe. Every year, I take calls from journalists looking…

Turkey’s Elephant in the Room: Religious Freedom

Susanne Gusten, New York Times, Sep.28, www.nytimes.com/2011/09/29/world/europe/turkeys-elephant-in-the-room-religious-freedom.html?_r=1&ref=religionandbelief With his triumphant tour of the countries of the Arab Spring this month, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has managed to set up Turkey on the international stage as a role model for…

Pope wins over German Muslims

Tom Heneghan, Reuters, Sep.23, blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2011/09/23/pope-benedict-wins-over-german-muslims-in-first-meeting-since-regensburg-speech/ Pope Benedict told German Muslims in Berlin on Friday they can expect cooperation and support from Roman Catholics as long as they respect Germany’s constitution and the limits it sets on pluralism. Meeting representatives of…