Why Would Atheists Want To Attend an Interfaith Service?

Compassion

In the aftermath of the bombs which recently tore through Boston, the governor’s office organized an interfaith service to attempt to begin the healing process of the city. In my last post I detailed how representation for Humanists and atheists in the service was denied – a fact which has generally been decried by the Humanist and [Read More...]

After Boston Bombs, Atheists Denied Healing

Healing Our City

After bombs which recently struck Boston (my adopted city, where I’ve lived for almost six years now), the community seeks to heal. Bombs like that cause more than physical wounds: they tear at the psychological fabric of society. I grew up in London during the tail-end of the IRA’s campaign, and remember how my commute to school [Read More...]

“More Than Half Way”: Why I’m Proud to Work With a “Faitheist”

Faitheist

Chris Stedman: one of the most controversial figures within the atheist movement. Few atheist activists split opinion as cleanly as Chris does: it seems you either love him or you hate him. There are plenty on either side of the argument. He has been praised for presenting a new face of atheism, more concerned with [Read More...]

The Foundation for Religious Diplomacy

Dialogue

Recently I’ve been contacted regarding the Foundation for Religious Diplomacy, an organization which “aims to decrease disrespect and ill will between people who adhere to different religious or ideological beliefs and practices”. So far, so interfaith. What’s interesting and different about this group, however, is that they require participants to hold central their disagreements with each other, [Read More...]

Alex Gabriel on InterView and InterFaith

Dialogue

Alex Gabriel of The Heresy Club has a great post up exploring a different way of doing interfaith (or “interview”) discussion – discussion characterized not so much by the search for common ground but by critical examination of each other’s’ beliefs. Sounds great! His criticism of much interfaith discussion is spot-on, and worth sharing: I think [Read More...]

“Many Faiths – One Family”, Or “How I Became a Spiritual Leader”

Spiritual Leader

The moment I have worked for for for years has occurred: apparently I am a “Spiritual Leader”. It says so right on the program, and the envelope I’m given to thank me for coming says “Spiritual Leader James Croft” on it: I’m speaking at the 29th annual Forum on Tolerance, an event held at North [Read More...]

Standing On Principle

I’m just now getting back to my ongoing discussion with Stephanie Zvan of Almost Diamonds. You can see previous posts in the series here: Temple Talk Definitely Diamonds The Value of Defiance Because We Need Power A Coalition is Not a Community The Difference Between Goals and Values In her most recent post Stephanie also [Read More...]


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