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World Faith
An Interfaith Generation Unwilling to Wait
by Frank Fredericks
Executive
Director, World Faith

When religious tension between Muslims and
Christians rocked northern Nigeria on January 8th of this year, the refrain of
religiously fueled violence sounded so much like it had before. The ‘other’ was
at fault for the problems of a region, country, and world. But when the tensions
boiled over and violence broke out, resulting in burning down of churches and
mosques and the death over 100 people, the response was profoundly
different.

This time, young volunteers from World Faith Nigeria took
action. Responding to a distress call, they rescued seventy-two passengers from
a bus that was set on fire by young attackers. On both sides were young adults
taking action. But this time one set of young adults was responding to save
lives and, ideally, prevent future violence.

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article…


Embracing the Sacred Messiness of
Life
Rabbi Irwin
Kula

Rabbi Irwin Kula

Is “History Centrism”
a Problem?
In Dialogue with Rajiv Malhotra

Rajiv Malhotra and Joshua Stanton
Trustee Corner
Dilatato Corde, An Expanded Heart:
A New Online
Journal of Interreligious Spirituality
by Leo Lefebure
CPWR Trustee

Dialogue
Interreligieux Monastique/Monastic Interreligious Dialogue (DIM/MID) recently
launched a new online journal dedicated to exploring interreligious dialogue
concerning spirituality and religious experience. The multi-language journal
provides a forum for interreligious exchanges concerning prayer and
contemplation, spiritual experience, and the spirituality of interreligious
dialogue, including contemporary personal testimonies as well as academic and
historical studies. The new journal takes its name from a phrase in the prologue
of the Rule of Saint Benedict, which invites readers to follow the path of God’s
commandments “with an expanded heart.”
Read
More…


The Spiritual Side of Bereavement
by Kenneth J. Doka, M.Div., Ph.D.
Hospice
Foundation of America

For years, Toni and Mark prayed for a child. Well
in their 40s, their “miracle child” was born. Handsome and smart, Anthony
exceeded all his developmental milestones until he reached 18 months. Then,
inexplicably, he seemed to regress.

Read More…

Russia To Celebrate Anniversary Of St. Basil’s
Cathedral
by Mansur Mirovalev

MOSCOW — Russia will celebrate
the 450th anniversary of St. Basil’s Cathedral by opening an exhibition
dedicated to the so-called “holy fool” who gave his name to the soaring
structure of bright-hued onion domes that is a quintessential image of
Russia.

Read More…


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