Category Archives: Quick Links

Interfaith Relationships

In honor of Valentine’s Day (which also happens to be my birthday!  Gifts in comment, reposting, or tweet-form are not only acceptable but preferred), here is an article about interfaith relationships.

Have you ever dated/married outside of your own faith tradition?  What are some of the joys?  Challenges?

Peace and love,

Anthony

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Prophets, Questions, and a Dream

As we continue to reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week, check out this Sojourners post by Joe Kay, “Prophets, Questions, and a Dream.”

Here’s a taste: “Prophets are always asking questions. Tough questions. Unsettling questions. Questions that they pose to themselves, then try to answer by how they live.”

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Chris Stedman on the War on Christmas

Via CNN belief blog: http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/12/21/why-atheists-should-quit-the-war-on-christmas/

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UK City’s Synagogue Saved by Local Muslim Community

Check out this awesome story via The Guardian of how the Muslim community in Bradford, a city just outside of Leeds in north England, saved a local synagogue from closure due to costly building repairs. Tangible signs of interfaith cooperation.

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Loving Our Religious Neighbors

Josh Daneshforooz introduces the Loving Our Religious Neighbors campaign here:

Looking forward to learning more about the curriculum being developed!

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Quick Links: Reimagining Christmas

Check out this Sojourners’ article by Sheldon Good on Advent Conspiracy and how Christians can “reimagine” the consumer culture that overwhelms Christmas.

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Quick Links: There’s a ‘War on Christmas’ – Just Not the One You Think

In Sojourners’ There’s a ‘War on Christmas’ – Just Not the One You Think, Rev. Evan M. Dolive challenges the notion that the war on Christmas is about “Holiday trees” and “Happy Holidays” – but rather is about the rampant consumerism amidst the social ills of our time. This really resonated with me as I consider my Advent practice and to really examine the ways that I’m giving back and how Christmas can truly change the world.

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Remembering Nelson Mandela

“It was religious institutions whether Christian, Moslem, Hindu, or Jewish in the context of our country, they are the people who bought land, who built schools, who equipped them, who employed teachers, and paid them. Without the church, without religious institutions, I would never have been here today.” – Nelson Mandela

Some reflections on the life of the great South African Leader here:

http://sojo.net/blogs/2013/12/06/shaped-methodists-mandela-paid-tribute-role-religion

http://sojo.net/blogs/2013/12/05/most-important-political-leader-20th-century-jim-wallis-life-nelson-mandela

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2013/december-web-only/nelson-mandela-inspired-fantasy.html

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