The new 113th Congress, which was sworn in Thursday (January 3), includes several religious firsts. Democrat Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is the first Hindu member of Congress. Mazie Hirono, also of Hawaii, is the first Buddhist senator, although she describes herself as non-practicing, and Kyrsten Sinema, a Democratic representative from Arizona, is the first member […]
Articles tagged “interfaith”
WASHINGTON (RNS) At a time when the ideals of compromise and collegiality seem like a distant dream in the nation’s capital, an unusually diverse coalition of religious leaders is asking Americans to pray for civility. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) What makes the King Abdullah Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue so special is not just that it has been established by three governments and that it has a multifaith board. Rather, it is the fact that this initiative has come from the very heart of the Muslim world — from the custodian of the two holiest shrines of Islam. By Rabbi David Rosen.
(RNS) Self-described “faitheist” Chris Stedman calls for atheists and the religious to come together in interfaith work. It is a position that has earned him both strident – even violent – condemnation and high praise. In an interview with RNS, Stedman talks about how and why the religious and atheists should work together. By Kimberly Winston.