October 2011 - Interfaith History

October 15, 2011

The city of Haran, in southeastern Turkey, goes back 4400 years. On the edge of the Silk Route, it has been home to multiple faith traditions, often living next door to each other. According to biblical tradition, Abraham grew up here. The photo shows the ruins of Islam’s first university, which had an interfaith faculty. PHOTO: Don Frew

EDITORIAL

Recovering Interfaith History, Recovering Ourselves

ROSH HASHANA IN INDIA

Torah, Sequined Saris, Chapattis, and Peace by Ruth Broyde Sharone

INTERFAITH NEWS

Diana Eck remembers 9/11 – Cataloguing 9/11 commemorations – Old promises fail to quell schoolbook bigotry – Religious freedom prevails in Tennessee – Canada moves to protect religious freedom – Taking a stand against intolerance – Oasis of Peace proves what is possible – Youth planners focus on hope and friendship – Interfaith campaign supports people with disabilities – Kudos to corporate responsibility pioneers

INTERFAITH REPORTS

From Montreal and Geneva

OCTOBER 2011 THEME

Interfaith History

AN UNLIKELY CONVERT

Reclaiming Ashoka – An Iron Age Interfaith Exemplar by Harish Singhal and Paul Chaffee

INTERFAITH CULTURE BEFORE 1893

Looking Back to Light Our Future by Jesse Tanner

THE GROWTH OF INTERFAITH UNDERSTANDING & COOPERATION SINCE 1893

A Dream that is Contagious by Marcus Braybrooke

SEEING THE BIG PICTURE

A TIO Interview with Marcus Braybrooke

A PROFILE OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

Crossing the Ocean & Changing the World by Paul Chaffee

ON THESE SHOULDERS

The Legacy of Juliet Hollister by Alison Van Dyk

Knowing Huston Smith by Heng Sure

GROUNDING AN EMERGING REALITY

Foundational Documents of the Interfaith Movement by Jesse F. Tanner

MAKING HISTORY TODAY

URI Leads Non-Violent Elections Campaign in Uganda by Julian Foley

WHEN HISTORY GETS PERSONAL

How the 1993 Parliament Changed My Life by Kay Lindahl

RESOURCES

Ten Excellent Internet Sources for Interfaith News & Commentary

Opportunities

Religious Calendar