Category Archives: Inter-religious dialogue

Global Compassion… Inside Out?

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts… Colossians 3:12 (ESV) Dr. Paul Ekman, Professor Emeritus in Psychology at the University of California, San Francisco, is best known for furthering our understanding of nonverbal behavior. He was also … Continue reading

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Book Review: Global Church: reshaping our conversations, renewing our mission, revitalising our churches

In Global Church: reshaping our conversations, renewing our mission, revitalising our churches, Graham Hill nails his thesis firmly on the doors of the Western Church and Academy: Those of us in the West need a new narrative. It’s time to … Continue reading

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The sound of silence…

  Hello darkness, my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again, Because a vision softly creeping, Left its seeds while I was sleeping, And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains Within the sound of … Continue reading

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Refuge and watering holes from Aleppo to Wales

Before the war, I didn’t pay attention to how much water I used. But now, water is like gold for me. It’s practically holy. (29-year-old Ali) Water sourced from underground wells in Aleppo (Photo: Aref Haj Youssef/Reuters) Aleppo is heartbreakingly … Continue reading

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Questions…how shall I know?

Theodore Zeldin, Oxford historian, wrote the following as a contribution to the art installation,  Writing the borders, the Bridge of Europe, Strasbourg. Questions How shall I know that we have something to say to each other, that we ought to … Continue reading

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New Interfaith University’s Golden Rule-treat others as you would have them treat you.

In early September a new model of training religious leaders opened its doors in Claremont, California. Substantially aided by the financial donations of philanthropists David and Joan Lincoln, the new University sets out its core mission statement to train Pastors, … Continue reading

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Hate & Ignorance, Faith & Forgiveness post 9/11

Reading of the execution by lethal injection of Mark Stroman yesterday I was struck by the focused and tireless work of one of the victims who survived his revenge killing spree following 9/11. Rais Bhuiyan, who was shot in the face … Continue reading

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