Gustav Niebuhr was a longtime religion reporter for the New York Times and is the grandson of H. Richard Niebuhr. In this book, he reflects on both of those experiences and how they shaped his understanding of America’s diverse religious landscape. He goes in search of places where religions do not simply stand side by side, but are engaged in active and meaningful exchange. His book contains stories of interfaith relationships after 9/11 and suggests ways—philosophical, practical and historical—that Americans can deepen their compassion and their understanding of one another in order to move “beyond tolerance.”


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