Hatred is the Poison of the Soul

“Let there be peace on Earth, and let it begin with me.” By Jill Jackson Miller and Sy Miller, 1955 This month I find myself trapped between the events of 9/11 and a Samhain that seems more and more filled with the angry voices of both the living and the dead. Perhaps that is why [Read More…]

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Interfaith Update

While we at Interfaith WS have a lot going on, one event I must mention is the upcoming interfaith dialogue scheduled for mid-October set to take place at a neutral location. This dialogue will focus mostly on an ecumenical conversation, occurring between an extremely conservative Christian and a very progressive Christian. There will be a moderator to keep a sacred container so that things ‘don’t get out of hand,’ but I’m still taking popcorn! [Read more…]

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MountainTop I

Back in February I received an invitation to an event called “MountainTop: Advancing a multifaith movement for justice” convening in Nashville, Tennessee, over three days in June. The invitation said this was a “summit of established and emerging leaders inspired by their faith, heritage or core values. … [to] work together to establish the multifaith movement as a platform that informs, invigorates and inspires other inclusive social change initiatives and promotes collaboration.” I accepted. [Read more…]

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Religious Leadership Diversity Workshop at Hartford Seminary: a Review

This week I offer a review of the 2013 Hartford Seminary’s Religious Leadership Diversity Workshop including both an overview of what I experienced and some personal reflection on what I valued within those experiences. [Read more…]

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