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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To Those Who Say Interfaith is a Waste of Time

When I hear many people talk about “interfaith” work it seems that their understanding of the topic is confined to the idea that it involves trying to teach each other about our different religious beliefs in hopes that we can convince each other that we aren’t strange and scary. It is this limited understanding which, [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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Religious Shop Talk

Social media is such a wondrous tool.  I graduated from an Evangelical Lutheran high school, and so I still have a number of very conservative Christians on my friend’s list.  This past week, I was able to have a discussion with a friend I haven’t seen in years, who is a student of theology and [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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What is a Sacred Place?

What is sacred space? Is it not all of this planet that we call home? [Read more…]

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Interfaith work from a Pagan perspective

Last Tuesday night I sat with a group of people that I have come to respect and admire. You see, the third Tuesday is our monthly meeting we like to call “Interfaith Contemplatives.” The intent of this gathering is to offer the citizens of Winston-Salem the opportunity to sit with people of different faiths for 30 minutes of silence. [Read more…]

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