How do people of faith respond to tragedy? A rabbi, a pastor and an imam share their reflections on hesed -- lovingkindness -- as they worshipped together on the Saturday after the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue.
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From left to right, North Carolina Central University Interfaith Ambassadors Khalid Oloko, Charity Brown, Maryam Awan, Kelly Thomas, Joshua McLaurin and Lyric Harris at the Interfaith Youth Core Leadership Institute in Chicago. Photo courtesy of Gloria Winston-Harris.
In an interfaith setting, resolving conflict as quickly as possible isn’t the goal. Rather, healthy conflict can be a spark that leads us to self-awareness, self-reflection and transformation, writes the director of North Carolina Central University’s Office of Spiritual Development and Dialogue.
On the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Tri-Faith Initiative hosted a multi-faith "circle of peace" to remember those who died and to look forward to a future of peace and understanding. Photo by Creatista/Scott Griessel
Three Abrahamic congregations in Omaha, Nebraska, have created the Tri-Faith Initiative, building separate houses of worship and a shared community center to promote peace and understanding among communities of different faiths.
Muslims and Christians in Chicago generate new ideas for working together on the environment. Photos by Dan Davis Photography
Experiment in interfaith relations brings Muslims and Christians together not just to talk, but to act
Using a novel approach borrowed from the tech world, Christians and Muslims come together, coupling words and actions in pursuit of a shared concern: finding a way to make the world a greener place.
Drinking and eating together helps people break down prejudices and stereotypes and develop friendships, Rick Love says.
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Christians should be proactive in reaching out to break down barriers between Christians and Muslims -- and often that means sharing food and drink, says the president of Peace Catalyst International.
Mural of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, one of the best-known proponents of liberation theology. Romero was assassinated in 1980 while offering Mass. This year, Pope Francis declared Romero a martyr.
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Christian leadership is possible only when leaders are in turn led by God, writes the former president of Fuller Theological Seminary. That is something that even liberation theologians and Pentecostals can agree upon.
Like Paul, military chaplains must sometimes be “all things to all people,” welcoming and praying with people of many faiths, an Army chaplain says. Hospitality to the other never distracts from the one who directs her path.
At a time of increasing religious violence, an Episcopal priest recalls a long-ago visit to the Sikh Golden Temple in northern India, where radical hospitality forever shaped her vision of Christian community.
The global church is one in which Christians are both connected to and conscious of other faiths and denominations, says a Georgetown scholar of religion.