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Ripples of Peace: Confess, Repent, Learn, Speak Up

Let us make every effort to do what leads to peace…-Romans 14:19   Real talk – it’s not looking good In fact, it’s looking...
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6 Chaplains Walk Into a Hospital…

What do you get when you put two Reform Jews, three Episcopalians, and a Presbyterian together in a hospital to minister to the sick...
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Jesus CAN Co-Exist: A Response to the Rev. Karl Schaffenburg

The Rev. Karl Schaffenburg, the rector of Grace Church in Sheboygan, WI, published a short opinion piece in an early May issue of The...
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3 Reasons Evangelicals Don’t Do Interfaith Dialogue & 3 Ways Forward

FLP is excited to feature a guest blog by Josh Daneshforooz. Josh is an author and international speaker on leadership, peacemaking and personal development. Author of...
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“I will, with God’s help”

As a member of The Episcopal Church and someone involved in their ecumenical and interreligious work on a national and global level, I have...
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Lord Bring your Kingdom: A Holy Week Reflection on Overland Park

Palm Sunday inaugurates Christian Holy Week each year. It commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into the city of Jerusalem the week before his death and...
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A Common Table?

One of my best friends from high school is Jewish. He’s not very religious at all, but being Jewish is an important part of...
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The Self Destructive Nature of Bearing False Witness

by Nicholas Price A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post on my blog reflecting on a disturbing issue that has arisen since...
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The One Where I Wear a Turban

A couple of weeks ago, through a collaborative effort between the University of North Florida’s Interfaith Center (where I work) and the Sikh Society...
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The Top Ten Things to Know About Engaging Evangelicals in Interfaith Work

I love lists. My colleagues at Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) call me the “GTD Ninja” which refers to my proclivity to – simply put...
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No Benadryl Allowed

The Gospel reading for this week was a portion of the Sermon on the Mount that we all know: “you have heard it said,...
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Faith Line Protestants: Moving Forward

by Rachael K McNeal Faith Line Protestants is in the process of doing some restructuring. It seems in the middle of our attending seminary,...
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FLP in Atlanta: Reflections on the First Ever IFYC Alumni Gathering

By Cameron Nations Maybe it was the impromptu interfaith dialogue with the belly dancer who surprised us at our table at the Turkish restaurant...
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Season after Epiphany, an Interfaith Meditation

“And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.” Matthew 2:12 (NRSV)...
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Moving Beyond the War On Christmas

There has been a lot of talk this season about the “War on Christmas.” Many of my fellow Christians seem fearful that Christian holidays,...
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Not Just Fancy Kitchen Gadgets

This blog originally appeared on IFYC.org. Most of my friends know my strong affinity for finding a good bargain, negotiating prices, and thrifting (the...
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Advent, Apocalypse, and Interfaith Cooperation?

As a seminary student, I have spent a lot of time in the classroom learning about the Bible. But this past Sunday I just...
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What is an evangelical?

I usually sit down to write for this blog with a specific message to communicate, but today I have a few questions. In a...
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Strive to Love

 I work for a public university in Florida full-time in their Interfaith Center. I am the Programming Coordinator which means it is my job...
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Christian privilege at college: Interfaith work needs more than good intentions

By Hannah Pynn, guest writer for Faithline Protestants. I want to first identify myself as a protestant christian who is wrestling with my privileged...
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Proselytism and Interfaith

This piece was originally posted to Interfaith Youth Core’s blog, www.ifyc.org/stay-informed on October 16, 2013 Thanks to IFYC’s Alumni Professional Development Fund, I was...
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Born Again Christian + Interfaith Activist = Not Mutually Exclusive

This blog originally appeared on Talking Taboo, a forum for Christian women to explore the unspeakable experiences of their faith. There’s a moment when...
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The Elephant in the Room: Christian Privilege & Interfaith Work

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all...
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When Hunger Action is Interfaith Collaboration

A friend once told me that religious institutions outnumber hospitals one thousand to one in some developing countries. While I don’t know where I’d...
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Glimmers of Hope

I’ve been doing full-time interfaith work at a university for a year now. During the week my days are filled with conversations about pluralism...
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Mission Trip Potential

This summer, I went on two mission trips with my church youth group through Sierra Service Project.  SSP was founded in 1975 by a...
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Interfaith Work is Child’s Play

I have heard Jesus’ famous statement in Matthew 18 about becoming like little children in order to enter the kingdom of heaven many times,...
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When doing the Christian thing isn’t the right thing

I used to be a Bible study leader. And per the undergraduate campus fellowship tradition, it kept me busy: Sunday brunch community building, Monday...
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Do Not Bear False Witness Against Your Neighbor: The Surfer Boy and the Receptionist

And God spoke all of these words…You shall not give false witness against your neighbor. Exodus 20:1, 16 Several months back I overheard a...
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Hearing Stories and Telling Stories: How Polarization Erases Personhood

Unsure of the public’s reaction in the days immediately following 9/11, Dr. Saleh Sbanaty and his family refused to go outside for fear of...
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Our Beloved Samaritans: A Vision for Evangelicalism in the 21st Century

“Frank, there’s something I wanted to tell you tonight.  I’m gay.” Sitting across the table from my friend Bart, I quickly glanced from my...
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From polemicist to peacemaker

Recently Greg Damhorst asked me if I’d be interested in submitting an essay to the relaunch of Faith Line Protestants, and I was all...
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A different kind of conversation

You may be familiar with a narrative in which Christians don’t play nice with other people. Evangelicals in particular can be an aggressive bunch,...