Both Amir Hussain and Eboo Patel model interfaith bridge-building in their writing.
Abare Kallah is bringing together both Christians and Muslims harmed by Boko Haram.
The president has been slow to condemn acts of hatred against religious minorities. Moral leaders are stepping into the vacuum.
The long line snaked past the shoe cubbies and head-covering bins. It terminated well outside the exhibit hall as hundreds of people ate—or waited to eat—lunch. Arriving a bit earlier or a bit later would have made no difference. Everyone wanted to be part of this spiritual practice, and we were no exception. Friendly young adults, dressed in white, moved down the line and cheerfully explained the history of the event. Soon enough, we were seated in a row on the floor. Another row of people sat facing us. One by one, servers brought trays: rice, curried vegetables, water, salad, a cup, utensils, mango lassi. Second and third helpings ensured that no one left hungry. The Sikh community offered langar, which means “common kitchen,” to all 9,000-plus registrants at last week's Parliament of the World’s Religions.
Again and again, the religious impulse in human beings turns violent. Is there no other side to this grim tale?
Anastasios is first and foremost a scholar. Yet it's hard to imagine any religious leader accomplishing so much practical good so quickly.