July 2014 - The Best of TIO II

Exploring Interreligious Relations & Interfaith Culture


Pinpoints of Light on a Dark Night by Paul Chaffee

Interfaith News

Those Who Need Us Most – Full-Blown Religious War – Religious Oppression in the U.S. – Religious Oppression in Russia – Religious Oppression in China – Egypt Latest to Invoke Blasphemy Laws – Middle East Christians Put to Flight – Linguistic Conflict Divides Malaysia’s Religions – Where Teaching Creationism will Compromise Your School’s Funding – Demanding Equal Religious Rights Leads to Excommunication – The Secret Sauce in any Relationship – Connected at the Level of the Heart – Joining Hands to Prevent Human Trafficking – Asian Youth Pursuing Interfaith Benefits – The Quest to End Religious Violence – Dalai Lama Speaks Out against Buddhist Violence

What We Share

Reclaiming the Sacred: Five Uniting Religious Principlesby Maha Elgenaidi

URI Trustees and Staff Meet for a Week

Global Grassroots Interfaith in a Roomby Andrew Kille

Reimagining Higher Religious Education

The Expanding Interreligious Horizon at Hartford Seminaryby Ruth Broyde Sharone

The Best of TIO – Two

The Story of Radha

Honoring the Feminine Heart by Catherine Ghosh (March 2014)

Rhada – Photo: Catherine Ghosh


The Divine Feminine Emerging, Embodied, and Emboldened by Kathe Schaaf and Kay Lindahl (March 2014)

Becoming Fully Conscious of Her Presence

Missing in Action for 5,000 Years, Great Mother Found Alive by ALisa Starkweather (March 2014)

Building Interfaith Bridges with Your Spouse

Wedded to Dialogue by Paul Knitter (February 2014)

Seeking Out Truth and Reconciliation

There is No Future without Forgiveness” by Marcus Braybrooke (April 2014)

Om Shanti

Principles, Practices, and Power: Our Inner Lights by BK Sister Mary Friedland (April 2014)

A Different Kind of Power

Leaders Confronting the Shadow in Religion and the World by Paul Chaffee (April 2014)

Where the Money Is

Funding for the Interfaith Movement by Bud Heckman (May 2014)

An Interview with Diana Eck – Part 3

The Struggle for Interfaith Funding, the Interfaith Career Opportunitiesby Ruth Broyde Sharone (January 2014)

An Interview with Eboo Patel

Interfaith Fundraising: How to Make it Work - A TIO Interview (May 2014)

United Religions Initiative: A Case Study

What it Takes to Fund International Interfaith by William Swing (May 2014)

An Alternative to More Money 

The Lean Interfaith Nonprofit by Frank Fredericks (May 2014)

Finding a Pass Through the Mountains

Young Interfaith Activists Take on the Balkans by Rosen Dimov (June 2014)

France’s Coexister Sends Young People into the World

Fifty Countries in 300 Days Searching for Interfaith – A TIO Interview (June 2014)

Where Government Supports Public School Religion

What We Can Learn from Religious Education in the UK by Seán Rose (June 2014)

Religious Calendar


Downloadable Interfaith Dialogue Curricula and Resources Catalogued Here

You Still Have Time to Play the Compassion Games this September

New Disaster Preparedness Resources Available

TIO Special Editions: Religions for Peace USA

Catholics and Sikhs Together: An Interview of Anthony Cirelli by Eddie Baxter

Why Democracy Needs the Interfaith Movement by Aaron Stauffer

July 17th Webinar on Immigrant Rights and Immigration Reform - Register Here!