Interfaith

Diana Eck & Kathryn Lohre: Common Ground In the Midst Of Differences

February 16, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Odyssey Networks

http://odysseynetworks.org/video/odyssey-networks/diana-eck-kathryn-lohre-common-ground-in-the-midst-of-differences

"Diversity does not create pluralism,” says Diana Eck, director, The Pluralism Project, Harvard University. "Pluralism takes effort." Eck and Kathryn Lohre, associate director and president-elect of The National Council...

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Come…Read My Sacred Texts As If They Were Yours…

February 14, 2011

Author: Kelly Figueroa-Ray

Source: State of Formation

http://www.stateofformation.org/2011/02/come%E2%80%A6-read-my-sacred-texts-as-if-they-were-yours%E2%80%A6/

In an earlier post, I offered a reflection on the types of inter-religious encounters that, although often well intentioned, tend to be reductive and ultimately unhelpful in the development of inter-religious dialogue. This does not...

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Corvallis Mosque & Community Plant Peace Tree, Celebrating Differences

February 13, 2011

Author: Chris McKee

Source: KMTR-TV

http://www.kmtr.com/news/local/story/Corvallis-mosque-community-plant-peace-tree/i6YPvnPidU-w-DB3gXioFg.cspx

A continued show of support for the Corvallis Muslim community from the greater community on Sunday, months after arson destroyed a large part of its building.

 

"My prayer for today is just that. That we do not consider this day...

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Unitarians Turn Tragedy Into Lesson In Tolerance

February 11, 2011

Author: Travis Loller

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/11/AR2011021104261.html

When an out-of-work truck driver opened fire in a Tennessee church because it welcomed gay and multiracial families, the congregation met that hatred with love. In the process, it inspired a national campaign centered around Valentine'...

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Christians Embrace a Jewish Wedding Tradition

February 11, 2011

Author: Samuel G. Freedman

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/12/us/12religion.html?ref=religionandbelief

In a San Antonio chapel last August, after reciting their wedding vows and exchanging their rings, Sally and Mark Austin prepared to receive communion for the first time as husband and wife. Just before they did, their minister asked them to sign a document. It was a ketubah, a traditional Jewish...

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Sociologists to Research 'Who is a JewBu?'

February 3, 2011

Author: Charles Radin

Source: Brandeis NOW

http://www.brandeis.edu/now/2011/february/jewbus.html

Who are the JewBus? What is a JewBu?

 

These and other, more-sophisticated questions about the meeting of the distinctive cultures, traditions and practices of Judaism and Buddhism are being asked by two members of the Sociology faculty, Associate Professor Wendy Cadge and Assistant Professor Sara Shostak, in research they began...

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