December 2015

                                                Exploring Interreligious Relations & Interfaith Culture

Finding the Light  by Paul Chaffee

Interfaith News Roundup
Mostly Muslim – Sumerian Religion in Iceland, UK Celebrates First Annual Interfaith Week – Shedding Religious Extremism

Holiday Foods For Kids
Taste-buds and Interfaith Bridge-building  by Vicki Garlock

Seeing Jesus In A New Light
The Christmas Narrative Revisited by Isabella Price

Becoming The Beloved Community
Responding to Global Violence in Montgomery County, Maryland  by Mansfield ‘Kacey’ Kaseman

How Hindus Affirm The Divine In Life
Bidi-Smoking Muslims and Miracles  by Murali Balaji

American Academic Interfaith Goes Global
Obama’s Interfaith Challenge to 3 Million Collegiate Students  by Bud Heckman

Report From Bengalaru, India
URI India Holds it Sixth National Assembly
This report was written and edited by: Dr. Abraham Karickam (URI Asia executive secretary), Biswadeb Chakraborty (URI national coordinator), Subhi Dhupar (head of Reporting Committee CC, liaison officer, North Zone, India, Asia), P.K. Ramachandra (CC member, South Zone), and Savita Malpani (CC member North Zone).


Inspired by the Salt Lake City Parliament

At The Parliament Of The World's Religions
Women Powerfully, Silently Walk Together For Peace by Paul Raushenbush

Meeting The ‘Other’ And Finding A Friend
Shedding Religious Exclusivism in the College Classroom by Mark Waters

Remembering The Interfaith Movement – Envisioning An Interfaith Movement
Don’t Forget the Mystics by Marcus Braybrooke

Interfaith – The Musical
Going to the Heart of Interfaith on Song  by Paul Chaffee


Religious Freedom & Proselytism

Ranking Religious Rights
Does Protecting the Right to Proselytize Violate Religious Freedom? by Anni Sarkissian

The Benefits Of Proselytizing
Freedom to Proselytize Associated with Lower Religious Hostilities by Brian Grim

Faith In A Multifaith World
You Cannot Redeem Proselytism by Hans Ucko

Religion, Respect, And Helping Each Other
Nagging Tensions Around Development and Proselytizing by Katherine Marshall

When A Messianic Jew Confronts A Jew
In the Face of Proselytizing by Ruth Broyde Sharone

Religious Calendar


Len Swidler – the Quest for a Deeper Dialogue  by Marcus Braybrooke