This is Real Interfaith

We’re allowed to disagree, we’re allowed to be curious, we’re allowed to have opinions, and we don’t have to be the same. We come together because we are different and we depart from each other strengthened with knowledge and a very real sense of community. [Read more…]

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Interfaith is a Two-way Street

I choose to act as a member of Women of Faith because I know that the same thing that my Muslim neighbors are experiencing now could happen to any of us. There could be a brick through my window as easily as Safaa’s and the best protection we all have is the light of understanding. [Read more…]

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Abortion: The Hardest Choice

I’m not going to argue ethics here because I don’t feel comfortable telling any woman what is appropriate for her in her situation. It’s too complex. There are too many variables. My very own Pagan ethics, which may differ from your Pagan ethics, tell me that one of the hardest choices a woman might ever have to make in her life should remain with her and no one else. [Read more…]

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Epou theo: A Hellenic argument for interfaith work

It seems to me that when you’re writing a set of commandments, the first thing you put down is going to be the most important thing that you want people to remember. The Delphic Maxims begin with “Epou theo,” which is usually translated as “Follow God.” [Read more…]

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The Whole Community

Coming together to benefit children in our community– not the Pagan community and not any specific religious community, but the whole community, is some of the most important stuff we can do. [Read more…]

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Down South Diversity

My hope is that if I can impart a little more knowledge or understanding to someone, that person will share that understanding with others. With any luck and the grace of the gods, that means an exponential increase in acceptance and a willingness to coexist. Even in this reddest of red states, I believe the cultural momentum is toward more equality and greater freedom. [Read more…]

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The War on Christmas

Between now and December 25th, there are going to be a million tiny interfaith interactions when holiday greetings are exchanged. For my part, I like any greeting of good cheer and may one day get the nerve up to start wishing more people “Happy Solstice.” [Read more…]

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The Problem with Proselytization

I wrote some time back about how it is imperative for me to be courteous to those who come to my door. This is part of my upbringing as well as a moral obligation stemming from my religious convictions. By and large, I see proselytization efforts as futile and mostly harmless, but the practice has certain assumptions at its core that can lead to behaviors and attitudes that can be quite harmful to those of us in the minority. [Read more…]

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