(RNS) While he’s widely admired for his autobiographical writing about contemplative prayer and meditation, Merton’s work on racial justice is less well-known.
Articles tagged “interfaith”
(RNS) “Once you’ve stood inside the cell and heard the sounds of an actual solitary confinement unit echoing in your very being, it becomes very hard to forget or to ignore,” said the Rev. Kate Edwards, a Zen Buddhist in Madison, Wis.
As ethno-religious conflicts and extremism hinder Myanmar’s democratic reforms, faith leaders across the country emphasize the need for interfaith dialogue and religious tolerance.
(RNS) Something for your pastor, your Jewish brother-in-law, your Muslim child and your secularist sister.
(RNS) “This is completely new dialogue, where we look at Old Testament text and rabbinic texts, and Christians are willing to look at Judaism and the Jewish text through Jewish eyes with Jewish lecturers,” says Yoram Hazony of the Herzl Institute.
(RNS) In 1950, about 20 percent of all U.S. marriages were interfaith. Today, that number is 45 percent.
(RNS) We must never forget the centuries of Christian enmity that preceded the Holocaust, but we must also be ready to praise those like John XXIII and John Paul II who modeled a new narrative of Christian-Jewish relations.
(RNS) Some doubted whether the Protestants and Jews of the Christian-Jewish Roundtable would ever come together again. They did.