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Reconciling the Faiths: An Interview with Fr. Nabil Haddad
Originally Posted: 11/18/2014 - 3:18pm | Type: Blog

“Do not make the religion of Islam the problem,” he said. “Instead use our vibrant witness – that is what is lacking in other societies.” Fr. Nabil Haddad is a passionate and ener ...

What in the Name of God Is Going On?
Originally Posted: 11/07/2014 - 11:04am | Type: Blog

The word “God” has become such a loaded term. We’ve made it that way; God hasn’t done it. And the truth is, I’ve found myself shying away from using the word at times because I’m aware it’s an immediate turnof ...

Why Churches Must Embrace 'The Beloved Community' and the Common Good
Originally Posted: 10/28/2014 - 9:05am | Type: Press

October 27, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Rabbi David Saperstein, nominated as U.S. Ambassador for Religious Freedom, joins IMS conference in Huntsville
Originally Posted: 10/27/2014 - 10:20am | Type: Press

October 24, 2014 Sojo in the News Kay Campbell ...

Israeli Institute Gets $2.2 Million to Help Christians Study Jewish Thought
Originally Posted: 10/13/2014 - 3:36pm | Type: Blog

A new institute in Jerusalem has been awarded $2.2 million to help Christians and Jews study Jewish texts, launching what’s being billed as a new kind of Jewish-Christian cooperation. ...

What Christianity Can Learn from the Dalai Lama
Originally Posted: 09/17/2014 - 9:06am | Type: Blog

Historically, Christianity hasn’t been very open to the idea of being influenced by other religions. In the early days of the faith, we borrowed from Hellenism, Zoroastrianism, Gnosticism, Judaism and various ...

Behind #WeAreN: 'If One Group Is Marked, We're All Marked'
Originally Posted: 07/31/2014 - 8:15am | Type: Blog

A Muslim movement that says, “We are all Christians,” is subversive in the most daring of ways. It taunts the Islamic State and says to suffering neighbors, “Doctrine aside, we see your humanity. You should no ...

RESOURCE: "Christians, Muslims, and the Common Good"
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 12:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors A study guide for engaging Muslim-Christian relations. Christians and Muslims in Nigeria are work ...

The Momentum of Peace
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 9:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Gopar Tapkida Christians and Muslims in Nigeria suppot interfaith efforts for reconciliation. THE VIOLENCE AN ...

Study: Interfaith Civic Groups Bridge Diversity with Participatory Prayers
Originally Posted: 06/25/2014 - 3:25pm | Type: Blog

Just because interfaith, interracial, and varied ethnic groups share a common cause doesn’t mean a diverse coalition can hang together. Just because interfaith, interracial, and v ...

In Mixed Faith Marriages, Focus Is on 'Values,' Not 'Beliefs'
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 3:30pm | Type: Blog

If interfaith marriages are supposedly doomed, Dale McGowan’s should have been toe-tagged from the start. If interfaith marriages are supposedly doomed, Dale McGowan’s should have ...

To a Dying Church: Either Die or Live Like You Mean It
Originally Posted: 05/09/2014 - 9:12am | Type: Blog

What if, freed from the concerns of playing it safe for posterity, you stomped on the gas pedal and decided to blow the doors off? What might that look like? Dear Church, I rec ...

Dangote, Okonjo-Iweala, Other Africans Make Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People List
Originally Posted: 04/25/2014 - 3:48pm | Type: Press

April 25, 2014 Sojo in the News Niyi Aderibigbe ...

Continuing to 'Run the Race With Perseverance'
Originally Posted: 04/15/2014 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

The tragedy of last year dealt a blow to that fabric, but crucially, it did not rip us apart. In the wake of the marathon bombings we quickly and frequently connected by phone, in person, and through prayer. ...

The Boston Marathon Bombings: Lessons from Passover
Originally Posted: 04/15/2014 - 2:55pm | Type: Blog

As has been borne out by various terrorist attacks around the globe, terrorism breeds fear — its intended consequence. Too often this fear becomes fear of a religious group. We, as Jews, know intimately the pe ...

Three Reasons We’re Better Together
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 6:12am | Type: Blog

The reason that I do interfaith, and the reason I signed the pledge to be Better Together, is because I believe that religion can be used as a tool for good in all three layers that King is referencing: in our ...

Studying Interfaith Leadership
Originally Posted: 05/11/2014 - 9:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel This may be a field whose time has come. CAN YOU GO to school to become an interfaith leader? An i ...

For Your Calendar: 125th Annual Convention Of The Central Conference Of American Rabbis (CCAR)
Originally Posted: 02/20/2014 - 2:53pm | Type: Press

February 20, 2014 Sojo in the News PR Inside ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 01/05/2014 - 9:03pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Sister Churches: American Congregations and Their Partners Abroad by Janel Kragt Bakker / The State of Arizona by Catherine ...

Water Initiatives Get Congregations to Pledge to Conserve
Originally Posted: 10/08/2013 - 1:37pm | Type: Blog

Across the country, water has become more than a ritual element used in Christian baptismal rites or in Jewish and Muslim cleansing ceremonies. It has become a focus for worshippers seeking to go beyond water’ ...

Mapping Gandhi's Faith Journey
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 8:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel How did a skinny, shy, middle-class Indian come to lead one of history's great liberation struggles? ...

Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Burning Qurans
Originally Posted: 09/09/2013 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Mike Ghouse is bringing his 10th annual “Unity Day USA” to the same Florida town where the pastor has threatened to burn the Qurans. Three years ago, a nobody from nowhere got fa ...

Our Obsession With Violence and the Stories You’re Not Supposed to Hear
Originally Posted: 08/21/2013 - 8:27am | Type: Blog

We do grave harm to these regions and the people within them when we fail to highlight these gritty, subversive, and everyday movements of hope in the midst of conflict. As followers of the great Reconciler, w ...

Pope Pens Personal Message to Muslims at Ramadan’s End
Originally Posted: 08/02/2013 - 12:59pm | Type: Blog

In message published on Friday, Pope Francis took the rare step of personally expressing his “esteem and friendship” to the world’s Muslims as they prepare to celebrate the end of the Ramadan fast. ...

Sikhs Hopeful on Anniversary of Shooting
Originally Posted: 08/02/2013 - 8:28am | Type: Blog

One year after a gunman opened fire in a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., killing six worshippers, Sikhs say they are hopeful about the future and even more determined to be better understood. ...

Do Not Bear False Witness Against Your Neighbor: The Surfer Boy and the Receptionist
Originally Posted: 07/31/2013 - 2:51pm | Type: Blog

What’s sinful is comparing Christianity with other religions in a way that is dishonest, untrue, or misrepresents other religions or the followers of those other religions. In other words, it is a sin to bear ...

Ramadan, a Shared Table, and Following Jesus
Originally Posted: 07/29/2013 - 2:26pm | Type: Blog

As I often say, as followers of Jesus, we have no choice but to move toward relationships with those who are marginalized, dehumanized, and in need of love. We don’t compromise our faith by hanging out with pe ...

A Jew and a Mormon Find Common Ground Midair
Originally Posted: 07/25/2013 - 8:49am | Type: Blog

I don’t know what John thought of me when he first saw me, after we spoke, or now, a few days later. But as we were exiting our aisle, John and I thanked each other for such civil and rich discourse. ...

When Doing the 'Christian Thing' Isn’t the Right Thing
Originally Posted: 07/24/2013 - 10:54am | Type: Blog

I believe that the problem evangelicalism faces today is that we have forgotten the very example that we claim to follow: the example of a servant, preacher, and prophet who was a friend of those who religious ...

Principled Pluralism: The Challenge Of Religious Diversity In 21st Century America
Originally Posted: 07/03/2013 - 9:16am | Type: Press

July 2, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Recognizing 'Christian Privilege'
Originally Posted: 06/27/2013 - 1:24pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rabbi Seth Goren How the dominance of Christianity affects interfaith relations. BECAUSE I'M A Jew in Be ...

Is Religious Freedom At Risk in U.S.?
Originally Posted: 05/31/2013 - 8:45am | Type: Blog

The panelists who came to assess the state of religious freedom in the nation accepted the point that their various faiths might not stand together on anything beyond the need to protect religious freedom, and ...

On Scripture: Faith in New Places
Originally Posted: 05/29/2013 - 8:22am | Type: Blog

A dialogue becomes possible between faith communities in the midst of the world’s brokenness, a dialogue that is rooted not in maintaining established identities but in being attentive to the cry coming from t ...

Chelsea Clinton to Promote Interfaith Work at NYU
Originally Posted: 05/22/2013 - 1:46pm | Type: Blog

WASHINGTON — Chelsea Clinton is wearing a new professional hat, one that will take her into a religious direction. WASHINGTON — Chelsea Clinton is wearing a new professional hat ...

From Diversity to Pluralism
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 9:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel Bridges don't fall from the sky; people build them. THE TERM “DIVERSITY” in professional and ...

Creating Culture of Unity through Interfaith Cooperation
Originally Posted: 04/24/2013 - 2:13pm | Type: Blog

Jesus has called me to love my neighbor as myself, but what does that really mean when my neighbor is Mormon, Muslim, Jewish, Atheist, secular humanist, or Hindu? There's no ...

Sikh, Other Groups Urge Stronger Gun-Control Legislation
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 10:14am | Type: Press

April 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Anju Kaur ...

At makeshift National Mall graveyard, clergy demand gun control
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 1:13pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Lauren Markoe ...

The Common Good Amid Individualism
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 10:54am | Type: Blog

As Americans, we live in a culture that is hyper-individuated, fragmented, and dehumanizing as it pushes a mantra of success based on material accumulation and power. Being in community with others is the coun ...

VIDEO: People of Faith Tackle Climate Change
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 2:55pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Rose Marie Berger writes in the May 2013 Sojourners magazine cover story, “ For God So Loved the World ,” that people of faith are key to reversing climate ch ...

A Glorious Mess
Originally Posted: 07/24/2013 - 2:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Everyone can use guidelines—and repair manuals—for living in Christian community. ANYONE WHO LI ...

Canadian Prisoners Sue Over Lack of Chaplains
Originally Posted: 04/02/2013 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

Inmates in British Columbia have filed suit to overturn a decision by the Canadian government to cut part-time prison chaplains, alleging that the policy has nearly eliminated prison ministry to minority faith ...

Pope Francis Calls for Intensified Dialogue with Muslims
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 1:56pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis on Friday called for more intense dialogue between religious leaders, particularly Muslims, as he tries to recalibrate relations between the world’s two largest religious groups. ...

National Cathedral hosts interfaith call to action on gun violence
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 1:00pm | Type: Press

March 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Mike Conneen ...

Newtown rabbi joins interfaith gun-control campaign
Originally Posted: 03/13/2013 - 10:13am | Type: Press

March 12, 2013 Sojo in the News Jewish Telegraphic Agency ...

Missouri Synod President Apologizes for Newtown Interfaith ‘Debacle’
Originally Posted: 02/11/2013 - 3:52pm | Type: Blog

The president of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod apologized for his role in the “debacle” that led him to publicly reprimand a pastor in Newtown, Conn., for praying at an interfaith service following the ma ...

Lutheran Pastor Apologizes for Praying at Newtown Vigil
Originally Posted: 02/06/2013 - 5:02pm | Type: Blog

A Lutheran pastor in Newtown, Conn., has apologized after being reprimanded for participating in an interfaith vigil following the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. ...

Tigers By the Tale
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 9:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Sandi Villarreal For Life of Pi screenwriter David Magee, stories help light the way through chaos and despair. ...

Storytelling and Social Change
Originally Posted: 01/25/2013 - 11:40am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel The stories we tell today are simply the next chapter in an overarching narrative of hope, justice, and pluralism. ...

In 113th Congress: First Hindu, first Buddhist in Senate, and (maybe) first ‘none’
Originally Posted: 01/04/2013 - 3:49pm | Type: Blog

The 113th Congress is the most diverse in U.S. history. New members include the first Hindu, first Buddhist, and the first "none." The Washington Post reports: The new, 113th Congress includes the first Buddhist to serve in the Se ...