December 2012 - Season of Light – Sources of Light

Catholic and Native traditions come together in the Christmas Eve Procession of the Virgin in Taos, New Mexico, as told in the story by Mirabai Starr. Taken with special permission. Photo: Rick Romancito

Catholic and Native traditions come together in the Christmas Eve Procession of the Virgin in Taos, New Mexico, as told in the story by Mirabai Starr. Taken with special permission. Photo: Rick Romancito

EDITORIAL

What Light Can Do for Life

INTERFAITH NEWS

Saudis Fund Austrian Interfaith Center – Religious Interaction on the Internet – Philippines-Based Disaster Relief Helps in New York – New Report Details Global Prejudice Against Atheists – The Need to End Religious Intolerance – Whiplash Over Episcopal Church’s Friendship with Muslims – Creating Peace after War in a Galilean Village – Pakistani Prime Minister Reaches Out to Sikhs – Muslims & Evangelicals in UK Agree on Interfaith Wedding Guidelines – Feeding the Hungry and Their Pets – National Muslim Leader Joins Humane Society Council

INTERFAITH ORGANIZATIONS FACE FUNDING DIFFICULTIES

2014 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Brussels Cancelled by Paul Chaffee

VIVEKANANDA'S SPIRIT ALIVE IN WASHINGTON DC

Report – World Congress of Religions 2012 by Grove Harris

TIO IN CANADA

Canadian News & Resources

SEASON OF LIGHT – SOURCES OF LIGHT

LIGHTING THE DARKNESS

Love in a Time of War by Mirabai Starr

SPIRITUAL CONNECTIONS TO CREATION

Biologist Explores the Roots of Religion in Trees by Lisa Schencker

ON THESE SHOULDERS – 1893 WORLD PARLIAMENT OF RELIGIONS

Women Provide Prophetic Voices in 1893 – Part 1 by TIO Correspondent Marcus Braybrooke

NEW WOMEN'S TASK FORCE AT THE PARLIAMENT REACHES OUT

Honoring Our Spiritual Foremothers by Kathe Schaaf

TRANSFORMED BY THE OTHER

Teaching World Religions for 40 Years by Brad Karelius

THE POWER OF INTERFAITH COLLABORATION

Linking Energy Conservation and Faith Communities by Peter Adriance

ENDING POVERTY – RESTORING DIGNITY

Shifting from ‘Millennium’ to ‘Sustainable’ Development Goals by Caroljean Willie

SAYING NO TO ISLAMOPHOBIA

An Interfaith Advent by Susan Russell

MOVING BEYOND THE CHRISTIAN-MUSLIM IMPASSE

Challenging Evangelical Assumptions by Paul Louis Metzger and John W. Morehead

23 PLATFORMS FOR PEACEMAKERS

Collaborative Peace Groups by Jahnabi Barooah

FOLLOWING THE WAYS OF THE HEART

More Interfaith Spiritual Resources by Sana Saeed

REMEMBERING RECENT MINEFIELDS AND MIRACLES

Looking Back – Interfaith 2012 by TIO Correspondent Ruth Broyde Sharone

Opportunities  January 15 White House Pray-In on the Climate - Second Big-I Conference on “Building Inclusive Spiritual Communities” - Kits Available for February 8-10 Peach-In on Global Warming

TIO Update  Guest editor for February - Development Group initiated

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