Tag Archive for synagogue

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…

Doxa-cum-Praxis: Paradoxical Interfaith.

Joseph McLendon, State of Formation, Mar.29 Quakers are an interesting bunch in that our religious practice is precisely that: practice. Surrounding this word, minds like de Certeau and Jackson are summoned. Perhaps no greater, however, comes to the forefront than…

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…

A new Jewish prayer for MLK Day

Lauren Markoe, Religious News Service, Jan.19 The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, which aims to strengthen ties between Jews and other ethnic and racial groups, authored a new prayer for Shabbat services preceding Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It was distributed nationwide…

US synagogue welcomes Muslims seeking a place to pray

Katty Kay, BBC News, Aug.17, www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-19289226 Muslims around the world are gathering for Friday prayers, and in one neighbourhood in the US state of Virginia, the worshippers will enter a building that could hardly be further from a traditional mosque.…

Living into Interfaith

Martin Davis, State of Formation, Jun.20, www.stateofformation.org/2012/06/living-into-interfaith-by-martin-davis/ The trees surrounding All Saints Church, like the driveway weaving around them, were frozen. A dusting of snow atop the ice made people’s walks from their cars to the church’s side door precarious.…