Interfaith God Parenting

An interfaith god parenting relationship represents a role that I can imagine for myself far more easily than actually being a father. [Read more…]

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What do Gerald Gardner and Mary Baker Eddy have in common?

While females still vastly outnumber males and those outside the gender binary are very small in number, it seems to me that there are more priests than there used to be. I would love to see a good balance of priests and priestesses as Paganisms grow, but are we going to move from a vastly woman-led movement to established male-dominated religions? [Read more…]

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The Global Public Square

The Global Public Square: Religious Freedom and the Making of a World Safe for Diversity is a book that starts and ends on high notes, but there are some dissonant chords in the middle. The book deals with what the author, Os Guinness, terms soul freedom which is often expanded throughout the book as the freedom of thought, conscience, religion, and belief, as well as a social framework for a civil public square that he states will protect this freedom and help society realize it fully. [Read more…]

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On Common Ground is Powerful New Resource

The Pluralism Project of Harvard University has released On Common Ground, a comprehensive online resource, this permutation replacing the former published book versions. Here you will find a world of information on religions, the religious landscape of America, essays on interfaith topics. [Read more…]

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One Year Later

One year ago, a gunman opened fire in a Sikh gurdwara killing six worshipers and then himself. Shortly thereafter, a group of people in the greater Boston area met at Trinity Church in Boston to stand together in solidarity with those who suffered this violence. [Read more…]

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Hospital Chaplaincy, an Interfaith Challenge

Hospital chaplaincy is a challenging interfaith experience. [Read more…]

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Does your Religion Make You Happy?

I’ve often said that if your religion isn’t making you happy, you’re doing it wrong. Religion, in my reckoning, should contribute to your happiness. Real, lasting happiness has, in my experience, stemmed from being in the world in a more skillful way, and my religion helps me do that. [Read more…]

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Seeking the Mystery: An Excellent Interfaith Resource

Christine Hoff Kraemer, our own fearless leader here in the Pagan channel at Patheos, wrote a book and it’s an excellent interfaith resource. It’s short enough to be easily digested, its tone is light but but handles complex, heavy topics with grace, and it approaches theological concepts found within our community with a breadth of understanding lacking in many introductory books. [Read more…]

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