May 2012 Theme

Interfaith’s Collaborative Agenda

The opening essay by Marcus Braybrooke provides an historical context for how interfaith activists have collaborated in addressing social justice, peacemaking, and care for the Earth. Then comes Thich Nhat Hanh stunning observations about why these same concerns have become survival issues today.

The rest of the stories in this issue unpack the collaborative possibilities for tikkun olam, healing the world.

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The Journey So Far
Interfaith and Peace, Social Justice and Respect for the Earth by TIO Correspondent Marcus Braybrooke

The Risk and Our Response
Thich Nhat Hanh: In 100 Years There May Be No More Humans on Planet Earth Interview by Tom Levitt for the Ecologist

Confronting Global Degradation
Interfaith Call to Action on Climate Change from the Interfaith Moral Action on Climate Change

The Case for Mother Earth
Debate Over Mother Earth’s ‘Rights’ Stirs Fears of Pagan Socialism by Bron Taylor

Interfaith Environmental Activism
How Faith Communities Are Supporting the Earth by Paul Chaffee

Asian Religions in the U.S. Go to the White House
Social Justice as a Unifying Issue for Dharmic Communities by Joshua Stanton

Stories Generating Peace
Peacemaking – Seeking, Finding, Starting by Angela Butel

Imagining New Partnerships
Clooney, Kony and Why Interfaith Matters by Greg Damhorst

Not Religious Labels But Religious Identities
NewGround Interfaith Engagement Model Reaches Egypt y Eliana Kaya and Sarah Bassin

Growing the Interfaith Community
Interfaith Peacemaking on the Documentary Screen by TIO Correspondent Ruth Broyde Sharone

Report from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Seventh World Religious Freedom Congress Meets by Mark Kellner, Adventist Review, April 24, 2012

Report from Berkeley, California
Occupy Faith National Conference: Let the Walls Come Crumbling Down! by Nichola Torbett

Teenagers Take on the Big Issues
Talking to Tomorrow’s Peacemakers by Akesh Mehta