Interfaith ministry

Interfaith Ministries

All traditions have similar teachings about loving your neighbor. We need to work to understand each other better. To develop relationships that help us nurture respect and understanding among people of different faiths. Members of our interfaith panel goes into WASD 8th Grade Health Class to answer their questions on human sexuality and family life.

In order to understand more about these three faith traditions several books have been lifted up for you to read. Suggested are….
  • Joshua in a Troubled World: A Story for Our Time, by Joseph F. Girzone
  • Getting to the Heart of Interfaith: The Eye-Opening, Hope-Filled Friendship of a Pastor, a Rabbi, and an Imam, by Ted Falcon
  • Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others, by Barbara Brown Taylor
  • The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, and A Jew – Three Women Search for Understanding, by Ranya Idliby
  • Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth, A Collection of Essays Edited by Llewellyn Vaughn-Lee
  • The Tent of Abraham: Stories of Hope and Peace for Jews Christians and Muslims, by Rabbi Arthur Wasko, Sister Joan Chittister, Saadi Shakur Chishti.
  • Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and the American Promise, by Eboo Patel

It is hoped that there will be some group discussions held around one or more of these books as the year progresses.

How Can You Help?

Attend dialogues and discussions recommended by people you trust and respect.

Listen to how people speak about their faith, not how others speak about them.

Realize there are radical people and moderate people in all our traditions.

Be willing to speak about your own faith belief, noting that there is often a wide range of beliefs about different issues, and we still choose to live together in harmony.

Look for ways in your relationships and in your reading and viewing, to widen your interfaith networks.

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