September 2014 - Religion in Crisis

Exploring Interreligious Relations & Interfaith Culture


Looking Beyond the Crises by Paul Chaffee

Sunday, September 21, 2014 – UN International Day of Peace

Holding Up the Right of Peoples to Peace

International Interfaith Event Announced

Salt Lake City to Host 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions by Paul Chaffee

In Memoriam

Hal French, a Personal Reminiscence by Marcus Braybrooke

In Memoriam

A Personal Reminiscence of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi by Ruth Broyde Sharone

In Memoriam

Remembering B.K.S. Iyengar – The Light of Yoga by Phil Goldberg

Report: NAIN Goes to Detroit

Bridging Borders and Boundaries in a Troubled World

Religion In Crisis

Religious Freedom and Religiously Related Violence

Global Religion – A Perfect Storm, by the Numbers by Paul Chaffee

The Statement of the Vision Camp held in July 2014 in the West Bank affirmed by 50 peacemakers of Jewish and Arab descent, joined by international activists. – Photo: The Parliament Blog

Interfaith News – Religious Persecution Accelerates Globally – Anti-Muslim, Anti-Arab Sentiments Growing – Religious Repression in China Increases – The Freedom to Worship is Under Siege Across the World – Global Religious Oppression Gathering Steam – Yazidis Suffering Genocide – Yazidi Women Abducted by ISIS – Iraqi Churches Fall to ISIS – Nigerian Terror Continues – Violent Homophobia Surfaces in Uganda – Greed Feeding Religious Violence in Central African Republic – Iranian President Struggles for Liberal Reforms – Religious Leaders Decry British Middle East Policy – Church of England Pleas for Iraqi Christians – David Saperstein Named Ambassador for Religious Freedom – A Remnant Champions Middle East Peace – Religious Leaders Fast for Middle Eastern Peace – Fast-Breaking Brings Muslims and Jews Together – Local and National Religious Leaders Attending to Ferguson Tragedy – Grassroots Religious Social Justice Movement Expanding – Interfaith Leaders and NYC Police Working Together – Repairing the Damage from InterreligiousViolence – Apologies for Intrafaith Conflict – Grassroots Interfaith “Laundry Love” Spreading

Protecting Your Thought and Speech

Religious Freedom on the Brink by Roy Speckhardt

Trying to Understand American Religious Freedom

The End of Religious Freedom? by John Turner

Self-Centered Perceptions of Persecution

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim and the First World Problem of “Religious Persecution”by Benjamin Corey

A Case Study in Comprehending ‘The Other’

Understanding the Roots of the ‘Angry Muslim’ by Ramzy Baroud

Skillsets for Being an Interfaith-Friendly Tradition

Four Things To Learn from One of America's Oldest Religious Communities by Alena Hall

Becoming Free to Be Who You Are

Coming Out in the Muslim Community by Ramy Eletreby

High Level Faith and Interfaith Leaders Plead with the Powers

Stop Violence in the Name of Religion by Prince El Hassan bin Talal, translated by Ezgi Akin

MPAC Releases ‘Safe Space’

A Muslim Initiative Addresses Radicalization of Young People by Ruth Broyde Sharone

New Life in the Ashes of Religiously Related Wars

Revival in the Balkans by Philip Jenkins

Designing a Future for Interfaith Relations

Bud Heckman – An Interfaith Frank Lloyd Wright by David Crumm

Claiming Hope in Spite of Everything

In a World of Violent Disorder, Carrying the Agony in Hope by William E. Swing

Religious Calendar


Become a Contributing Scholar at State of Formation

TIO Special Editions: Religions for Peace USA

Making Our Voices Heard – September 17 Religions for Peace USA Climate Event in NYC by Aaron Stauffer

Faith Matters – Returning Home: A Transformation in Self and Worldview by Jennifer Bailey

Theology and Interfaith Dialogue – Never Wholly Otherby Jerusha T. Lamptey, Ph.D.

Download RFPUSA’s Video – Faith Voices Unite Against Gun Violence