Tag: interfaith

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June 10, 2016

Rabbi and philosopher Jonathan Sacks speaks of difference as expansive and unifying, rather than a force for division.

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April 26, 2016

Though we may sometimes stumble through it, civil engagement with the other side is an enriching endeavor. A vision for safe spaces for generous conversation, in creativity, coffee shops, and the thick of life.

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February 4, 2016

Our language to be inclusive through terms like “Judeo-Christian” and “Abrahamic” might not be big enough to encompass the needs of the many.

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December 29, 2015

Unexpected relationships can lead to deep and lasting learning and growth.

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June 18, 2015

Fortified by forward-looking Muslim leaders and thinkers in the United States, a Jewish man seeks to “hear truth from whatever source it comes” even, and perhaps especially, those with whom he may never see eye-to-eye with about faith itself.

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September 21, 2012

On the day that a festival to locate the sacred opened, countries across the Middle East were aflame. The musical art of Bora Yoon and Riyaaz Qawwali ruptured this author’s cynicism and offered a new vision of the world.

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September 18, 2012

Every week for the past five months, a group of Arab and Jewish women from neighboring towns near Haifa, Israel have come together to cook. Each week, they meet in a different woman’s home, discovering their commonalities and differences by sharing recipes, culinary traditions, and childhood memories.

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August 14, 2012

“Although the Olympics have ended, the spirit of the Games should continue. Egyptians need to believe in a future that is inclusive and encompasses all citizens. That’s where sport comes in.” ~Mustafa Abdelhalim

Egyptians shared interest in sports could be the bridge that unites its people and makes for a more inclusive society.

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July 27, 2012

“For me, this work is in part a way to deal with the anxiety, the spiritual anxiety of those disparities. I can’t feel religiously comfortable in simply accepting that type of division in the way we live our lives.” ~Rami Nashashibi
Nashashibi speaks about how he uses religion, art, and culture to fight for minority rights and social justice in conversation with Krista at Chautauqua.

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July 11, 2012

Given the U.S. media attention on both Mormonism and Islam of late, it is a worthwhile moment to note how much both groups have in common.

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June 26, 2012

“When we are able to freely share and inquire about each other’s religious and spiritual identities, it provides opportunities for collaboration, hospitality, and empowerment.” ~Beth Katz

How one group in Omaha is trying to reshape our perspectives on identity, religion, spirituality, and culture through video portraits.

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April 10, 2012

A smart report from The World on one of the few Orthodox Christian communities in Turkey that has learned to survive in a predominantly Sunni Muslim nation

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April 4, 2012

“There are sufficient members of the world house, among them Muslim Americans, who are not only putting into practice the teachings of their own faith and cultural traditions but also exemplifying the continuing relevance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s teachings to contemporary social issues.”

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February 12, 2012

A joyful story on how bluegrass music brought together a country music star and klezmer virtuoso to record the classic 18th-century hymn, “The Lord Will Provide.”

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September 11, 2010

“I am more scared than I’ve ever been — more scared than I was after Sept. 11.” —Eboo Patel A…

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March 25, 2010

“On April 1st, leaders from the Jewish and African American community will come together to remember and reenact the Exodus…

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February 17, 2010

As we were updating the script for “No More Taking Sides,” we ran across this passage included in the Parents…

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February 9, 2010

As the newest addition to Speaking of Faith, my first task has been to prepare the show “No More Taking…

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October 21, 2009

We often struggle with crafting interesting or catchy titles for each new program. Sometimes we latch on to something one…

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September 29, 2009

Last Wednesday was our “cuts ‘n copy” session for Krista’s interview with Malka Haya Fenyvesi and Aziza Hasan. Fenyvesi and…

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September 27, 2009

“Next to being the children of God our greatest privilege is being the brothers of each other.” —Martin Buber We…

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February 12, 2009

[Editor’s note: I was combing through a test blog for SOF that never made it into production. One of the…