April 2014 - Confronting Religions Shadow Side

Exploring Interreligious Relations & Interfaith Culture


Taking on Religion’s Shadow Side by Paul Chaffee

Divali being celebrated by Mormons in Utah - Photo: Wikipedia

Interfaith News

Cosmic War Narrative Inspires Fighters in Syria – Children Accused of Sorcery – Rohingya Muslims Suffering in Myanmar – High Level Global Anti-Slavery, Anti-Trafficking Campaign Launched – Morocco Championing a Moderate Islam in Africa – Justice for All Living Creatures – Is Religious Belief Necessary for Moral Behavior? – Religious Diversity Going Global – Ohio Interfaith Group Welcomes Nonbelievers – Getting Dressed for Diversity – Mormons Celebrate Divali

Inspired by Our Foremothers in Seneca Falls

Women’s Interfaith Institute Breaks New Ground by Allison Stokes

The World of Diplomacy Addresses Interreligion

Learning the Art of Cultural Diplomacy in Rome by Ruth Broyde Sharone

Confronting Religion’s Shadow-Side

A Gift from BK Sister Elizabeth Padilla

Preparing Spiritually to Reflect on Religion and the Shadow

Discerning the Institutional Shadow

Is Religion the Problem, the Victim, or a Resource? Yes…by Paul Chaffee

Review: NOAH (Directed by Darren Aronofsky)

What We Learn from the First Abrahamic Apocalypse Story by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat

The Fire This Time

Religious Violence in Burma by Alan Senauke

The Art of Critical Self-Examination

Confronting Our Internal Voices by Mohammed Abu-Nimer

Seeking Out Truth and Reconciliation

“There is No Future without Forgiveness” by Marcus Braybrooke

A Different Kind of Power

Leaders Confronting the Shadow in Religion and the World by Paul Chaffee

Fr. John Dear Dismissed from Jesuits

“It Is So Strange to Be Hated by So Many Church Leaders” by Megan Sweas

Turning the Table on Violence

Who was Badshah Khan? by Michael Nagler

Refusing the Role of Victim

Sikh Prof. Prabhjot Singh Was Not the ‘Victim’ of a Hate Crime by Simran Jeet Singh

Malaysia Struggles for Interfaith Harmony

Banning the Name of God (for Some) by Wai Kit Ow Yeong

Om Shanti

Principles, Practices, and Power: Our Inner Lights byBK Sister Mary Friedland

Religious Calendar

Opportunities and Resources

Pluralism Sunday – Celebrate Religious Diversity Sunday on May 4!

Faiths Coming Together – May 1-4 – Edmonton, Canada

Detroit Announces NAINConnect 2014 Program Details

TIO Special Editions: Religions for Peace USA

What I Learned During My Time with RFPUSA by Claire Soignet

Special Offer to RFPUSA members from Orbis Books