Opening the Sacred Conversation Within
Karen Hering believes that writing is a way to tune into your inner voice and discover the relationship you have with whom or what you believe in.
My mother was on the phone, her voice revealing her concern. “Everyone at church today prayed for you and your class,” she said. Later my husband’s grandmother called—again—to ask if I was okay.
Shared holy places might puzzle American or European Christians. In the rest of the world, religions have rarely enjoyed such a monopoly.
We don’t know which experiences specify our humanity. But the Abrahamic faiths agree that we are made of dust and ashes, a bit of clay or a mere clot.
My first encounter
The Protestant was sitting alone at a table in the far corner. I assumed it was because no one else spoke Protestant.
It's ironic that multicultural approaches to Christianity are dismissed as novel or “politically correct.” They are deeply rooted in our past.
Encounters at an airport chapel
In the pristine white glare of the airport corridor, the linoleum became my prayer rug. But my solitude was short lived.
How Interfaith Marriage Is Transforming America
Forty-two percent of U.S. marriages are interfaith. Naomi Schaefer-Riley convinced me that this is one of the biggest stories in religious life.
Each autumn, Fourth Presbyterian Church's sanctuary is full to overflowing with Jewish worshipers attending High Holy Days observances.
A number of activist organizations are declaring March 15-17 "National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend."
It's not clear if this is meant to replace The Brady Center's "God Not Guns Sabbath," which has been observed on the last weekend of September for a number of years. But the organizers seem eager to keep the event broadly ecumenical and interfaith.
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