April 2015

                                                Exploring Interreligious Relations & Interfaith Culture


From The President
Crossroads - GTU's Special Edition of The Interfaith Observer  by Riess Potterveld

Friends - We are pleased to share with you this first edition of Crossroads, a collaborative project between the Graduate Theological Union and The Interfaith Observer (TIO), a monthly online journal that publishes stories, opinion, and resources focusing on interfaith work throughout the world. Read more.

From The Editor
At the Crossroads  by Andrew Kille

Extending The Interfaith Circle
TIO Welcomes GTU as a New Partner  by Paul Chaffee

The Spiritual In Art
Bronzes - Women as Agents of the Sacred  by Tara Potterveld

To contribute to Crossroads, send story ideas to the editor, Andrew Kille.

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Learning to Appreciate South Asian Religion  by Paul Chaffee

Interfaith News Roundup
Trying to Understand the State of Religion – The Continuing Horror – Stories to Keep Hope Alive

"One More Thing Before I Go"
June 4-7: Calling for an Ecological Civilization by John B. Cobb, Jr.

Day One at the Last Universal Multicultural Dialogue(2012)
Interfaith Festival Deluged by the Spirit, Rain, and Hail by Elías González Gómez


Interfaith in South Asia

On These Shoulders
Ramakrishna and Vivekananda: Midwives of the Interfaith Movement by Jeffery D. Long

REPORT: URI India National Assembly, November 2014
Empowering Grassroots Interfaith in India by Liam Chinn

An Overview
Christianity and Interreligion in South & Southeast Asia by Marcus Braybrooke

The Unintended Complications of Proselytizing
Conversion and Reconversion in India by Murali Balaji

The Complications of Conversion in a Multireligious World
Revisioning Nepal as an Interfaith-Friendly Hindu State by Kiran Bali

"Yogyakarta Statement" – Responding To Interreligious Tensions
Buddhist-Muslim Meeting Pushes for Peace by Alison Lesley

The Funkor Child Art Center in Islamabad
Seeking Peace through Art for Children by Vicki Garlock

The Power of Fifty Rupees
Living the Gandhi Dream in Ahmedabad by Ruth Broyde Sharone

Growing Global Connections
Interfaith Network is Responding to Religious Violence by Sally Mahe

REPORT: Sri Lanka Hosts 6th International Interfaith Conference on Holy Books
Scriptural Gathering Celebrates UN Interfaith Harmony Week by Abraham Karickam

What We Eat, What We Believe
Raised in India, Living in America by Tarunjit Singh Butalia

Sharing What America is Learning
Visiting India, the Motherland by Philip Goldberg

Religious Calendar 

Registration Open for International Interfaith Festival in Guadalajara
“Ten Things You Must Know…” Video Series Unpacks Interfaith Culture
New Resource for Interfaith Youth Groups from Scarboro
July 12-18, 2015 - BEYOND WALLS: Spiritual Writing at Kenyon

Crossroads - Graduate Theological Union Special Edition
Introducing Crossroads – GTU’s Special Edition of The Interfaith Observer by Riess Potterveld
At the Crossroads by Andrew Kille, Editor
TIO Welcomes GTU as a New Partner by Paul Chaffee
Bronzes – Women as Agents of the Sacred by Tara Potterveld

Connect - Religions for Peace Special Edition
U.S. Senior Religious Leaders Convene on Race and Violence by Aaron Stauffer
Raised in India, Living in America by Tarunjit Singh Butalia
Two People, One Computer: A Manual for Jewish-Christian Dialogue by Lucinda Bashfield
Israeli-Palestinian Youth Music Group Builds Bridges Through Art

Neuropeace: Putting Science to Work for Peace  by Aaron Stauffer