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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

The Parliament of the World's Hats

The Parliament of the World's Hats

Jim Burklo

It was a place to wear your hat, not to hang it—and to marvel at all the other hats!

Highlights from the Parliament the World's Religions

Highlights from the Parliament the World's Religions

John Halstead

Sound bites from the Parliament of the World's Religions in Salt Lake City

True Religion at the Parliament: Not What You Think

True Religion at the Parliament: Not What You Think

Robert Hunt

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.

Turbans in the Tabernacle

Turbans in the Tabernacle

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.

ISIS and Religious Terror: To Report Is Not to Support

ISIS and Religious Terror: To Report Is Not to Support

Robert Hunt

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.

Women at the Parliament Saving the World

Women at the Parliament Saving the World

Brandy Williams

I was riveted by Dr. Vandana Shiva's declaration that "the real solution of climate change is care for the earth."

Buddhist and Muslim Dialogue for the Earth

Buddhist and Muslim Dialogue for the Earth

Robert Hunt

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.

Parliament Speaker Spotlight: Chief Arvol Lookinghorse

Parliament Speaker Spotlight: Chief Arvol Lookinghorse

Deily

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.

Fear, Loathing and the Parliament of the World's Religions

Fear, Loathing and the Parliament of the World's Religions

Robert Hunt

Dialogue is good, but we may need an exorcism even more. I'll be waiting.

Making History With Inaugural Women's Assembly

Making History With Inaugural Women's Assembly

Deily

The historical event will take place as part of the Parliament and women in attendance are welcome.

More Resources

Three Faiths, Three Friends

Three Faiths, Three Friends

Amy Frykholm

For Rabbi Ted Falcon Pastor Don Mackenzie and Brother Jamal Rahman formal and informal interfaith meetings have led to deep friendships.

Why Interfaith Dialogue Is Urgent

Why Interfaith Dialogue Is Urgent

Marcus Braybrooke

Increasingly, we are seeing that our differences can enrich our understanding of God, whose glory transcends all our words and doctrines.

Dialogue Begins with Hospitality

Dialogue Begins with Hospitality

Linh Hoang

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.

The Wrong and Right Kinds of Interreligious Dialogue

The Wrong and Right Kinds of Interreligious Dialogue

Tim Muldoon

Interreligious dialogue acknowledges the vast difficulty of encountering a deeply passionate religious other.

Interfaith Panel Wrestles with Troubling Texts

Interfaith Panel Wrestles with Troubling Texts

Amy Klein

Jewish, Christian, and Muslim leaders gathered to discuss difficult ideas and writings from within their traditions.

Interspirituality

Interspirituality

Jim Burklo

Every time I learn something new about other faiths I learn more about my own.

Muslim & Christian Leaders Seek Agenda for Change

Muslim & Christian Leaders Seek Agenda for Change

John L. Esposito

If religion has too often been part of the problem, it must also be part of the solution.

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