Tag Archive for respect

Religious leaders in Geneva advocate for peace

WCC News, Jan.22 In an inter-religious service organized by the Vatican, the World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit stressed the importance of “expressions for peace and the mutual respect for the dignity of the…

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…

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…

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…

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 …

Dalai Lama brings message of hope to Scotland

Ekklesia, Jun.22, www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/16764 Tibet’s globally respected spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has arrived in Scotland. He is embarking on a two-day tour of three cities – Edinburgh, Dundee and Inverness. Media coverage of the Dalai Lama’s arrival has tended to…

Interfaith Dialog: Respect is Key

Tiffany Buchanan, State of Formation, Dec.17, www.stateofformation.org/2011/12/interfaith-dialog-respect-is-key/ This semester I had the honor and pleasure to work as the educational assistant for a course, “Religious Pluralism” at McCormick Theological Seminary under the leadership of Dr. Robert Cathey and Janaan Hashim, Esq.…

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.…

Shining Light on the Festival of Lights

Padma Kuppa, Patheos, Oct.20, www.patheos.com/Resources/Additional-Resources/Shining-Light-on-the-Festival-of-Lights-Padma-Kuppa-10-21-2011.html We all look the same in the dark. But it’s better to shine light on our nation of glorious differences. My neighbor’s daughter always knows when Diwali is: it’s when my Christmas lights go up.…