Rabbi Praises Interfaith Mobility

March 8, 2008

Author: Rich Barlow

Source: The Boston Globe


If Rabbi David Gordis is right, when it comes to improving relations among Christians, Jews, and Muslims, the words of the prophets are written not on church or temple or mosque walls, but in the hearts of the congregants.

In a talk at Merrimack College this week, Gordis, president of Hebrew College in Newton, argued that the key to mutual respect among the three Abrahamic religions can be found in a recent study by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. According to Pew's researchers, 44 percent of adults are faith-swappers, having either left the faith of their childhood for another or abandoned religious practice altogether.