July 18, 2014
July 16, 2014
- By Rev. John StricklandMy wife and I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Barcelona, Spain ten years ago. I had participated in the Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, five years earlier. And five years after the Barcelona Parliament, my wife and I had the opportunity to attend the Parliament in Melbourne, Australia. Each experience has blessed us mightily. What stands out for me about the Parliament in Barcelona is the...
July 15, 2014
As conflict continues to batter civilians in the Gaza strip after a short ceasefire broke down overnight, Interfaith leaders of Judaism and Islam are calling the masses to stand side by side in prayer today, a joint day of fasting that falls on both religious calendars July 15.
Interfaith activists, please share this...
July 11, 2014
June 27, 2014
By Kevin Childress
There simply was no diversity in the small southern town I grew up in. Virtually 100 percent of the population was white, middle-class Baptists. The most “exotic” people in town...
June 12, 2014
By Rev. John L. McCullough and Rev. David Beckmann
Via “The Hill”
May 28, 2014
I love my city of Chicago. One of my prouder moments occurred in 2010 which, to me, witnessed the manifestation of about ten years of outreach, communication, and deepening mutual...
May 27, 2014
As a Parliament Ambassador, Karen Hernandez focuses on illustrating the West Coast’s interfaith work through profiling organizations from San Francisco and beyond. This month’s post features the United Religions Initiative (URI) located in San Francisco.
May 15, 2014
By Jim Wallis and Dalia Mogahed for Sojourners
The brutal abduction of several hundred Nigerian schoolgirls has stunned and outraged the world. A violent organization called Boko Haram, and its leader Abubakar Shekau, took credit for the kidnapping more than 300 female students from their classrooms at gunpoint, from a government-run school in Chibok, on April 14. In his subsequent video, the smiling...
May 14, 2014
“Faiths Coming Together through Awareness, Compassion and Justice” was presented by the Edmonton Committee for a Parliament of the World’s Religions, sponsored by the City of Edmonton, with support from the Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education and Action, and St. Stephen’s College, University of Alberta. Event summary is reported by Rob Hankinson, Executive Director of the Edmonton Committee for a Parliament of the World’s Religions....