I'm constantly discovering new answers to this question as "interfaith" can mean many things. Sometimes the word describe what happens when people of disparate religions come together for dialogue, hopefully for the sake of increased understanding and peace-building. For others, "interfaith" is a personal identifier, a way to explain a spiritual life that is rooted … Continue reading What does it mean to be an interfaith minister?
The emerging leaders session derailed a bit into of that intellectualism I mentioned before (believe me, I'm not an anti-intellectualist, I just think there's more to wisdom than the knowledge in our heads). After a well-intentioned but frustrating second session, I found myself in discussion with two other young people about why this had happened. … Continue reading Are we just a bunch of people talking about social action who simply happen to be people of faith?
I'm not sure what transpired at the previous Parliaments, but from the descriptions on the website (www.parliamentofreligions.org), it appears that social justice has become a greater and greater focus over the last 22 years (during this time, four Parliaments have been held before this one). Sure, you've got your information sessions, performances, demonstrations, etc. but all of … Continue reading Could this Parliament of World Religions be the tipping point for shifting the consciousness of humanity?
Wow, what a full two days it's been! I feel like I've been here for a week already. I have so many impressions upon my mind and my heart... so many small stories... even a few prayers answered. Too much to tell, too much to feel really. Interfaith Education and Dialogue The Parliament of World … Continue reading What happens at the Parliament of World Religions?
As the homework due this weekend is an inspirational talk/sermon (homework that I still haven't written because I can't find that thread of inspiration from which to weave a 20minute talk!), a dream I had about two months ago is re-sparked in my mind's eye... I dreamed that I was some sort of conference with … Continue reading What do you want to say?
I recently listened to Krista Tippett's interview of Desmond Tutu on her podcast, On Being. Quite a lot inspired me as he talked of his faith, fighting apartheid in South Africa, and the work toward truth and reconciliation. Here are a few choice tidbits: “I mean, when you discover that apartheid sought to mislead people … Continue reading What inspired you today? Part 4