Often the conversations about our faith traditions are divisive. It is one of our greatest goals here at Patheos to provide a public space where these conversations can bring us together instead of tear us apart.
So, in true Patheos fashion, we have created this page to inspire insight, inspiration, and stimulating discussion about the intersection of our differing faith traditions. Here we provide a curated selection of our current and most popular pieces from writers engaged in exploring, sharing, and learning from one another.
Recent Perspectives on Interfaith Dialogue
It was a place to wear your hat, not to hang it—and to marvel at all the other hats!
Sound bites from the Parliament of the World's Religions in Salt Lake City
We at the Parliament of the World's Religion have achieved a kind of unity – but it has been purchased at the expense of individual integrity.
Blair Van Dyke
Hard to choose a favorite number but highlighting two may give you an idea of what a mesmerizing program the attendees experienced.
What one finds again and again at the Parliament is that the religions don't present a good story. What they have is a thousand, or ten thousand stories of doing good.
I was riveted by Dr. Vandana Shiva's declaration that "the real solution of climate change is care for the earth."
Both religions have taught us that the Earth can be a primal source of wisdom and connection with reality in its transcendent and fully immanent dimensions.
Chief Arvol Lookinghorse, the spiritual leader for all three branches of the Sioux tribe, is among the many religious luminaries we can't wait to see.
Dialogue is good, but we may need an exorcism even more. I'll be waiting.
The historical event will take place as part of the Parliament and women in attendance are welcome.
For Rabbi Ted Falcon Pastor Don Mackenzie and Brother Jamal Rahman formal and informal interfaith meetings have led to deep friendships.
Increasingly, we are seeing that our differences can enrich our understanding of God, whose glory transcends all our words and doctrines.
The interreligious relations in our early 21st century need hospitality especially when the crossing of borders usually results in an encounter with someone of a different faith.
Interreligious dialogue acknowledges the vast difficulty of encountering a deeply passionate religious other.
Jewish, Christian, and Muslim leaders gathered to discuss difficult ideas and writings from within their traditions.