My Neighbor's Faith

CODE: 978-1-57075-958-1

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2013 Catholic Press Association Book Award: Pastoral Ministry (3rd Place)

"Provocative . . . . [In My Neighbor's Faith] long-held assumptions are rethought, unlikely friendships are formed, and suspicions overcome. More often than not, the writers are surprised at what they learn about other religions, and about themselves."--Booklist

We live in the most religiously diverse society in the history of humankind. Every day, people of different religious beliefs and practices encounter one another in a myriad of settings. How has this new situation of religious diversity impacted the way we understand the religious "other," ourselves, and God? Can we learn to live together with mutual respect, working together for the creation of a more compassionate and just world?

My Neighbor's Faith gathers an array of inspiring and penetrating stories about the interreligious encounters of outstanding community leaders, scholars, public intellectuals, and activists. With wisdom, wit, courage, and humility, these writers--from a range of religious backgrounds--share their personal experience of "border-crossing," and the unforgettable lessons learned from their interreligious encounters.

Contributors include: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Phyllis Berman; Mary Boys, Rita Nakashima-Brock, Miguel De La Torre, Irving Greenberg; Ruben Habito, Paul Knitter, Bill J. Leonard, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Brian McLaren, Ji Hyang Padma, Eboo Patel, Judith Plaskow, Paul Raushenbush, Anantand Rambachan, Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Jim Wallis, and many more.

Jennifer Howe Peace is assistant professor of interfaith studies at Andover Newton Theological School and co-director of CIRCLE: The Center for Inter-Religious and Communal Leadership Education (a joint venture of Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School).

Rabbi Or Rose is Associate Dean at the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College and co-director of CIRCLE.

Gregory Mobley is professor of Christian Bible at Andover Newton Theological School and co-founder of CIRCLE. He is an ordained American Baptist minister.

Book Details

My Neighbor's Faith
Stories of Interreligious Encounter, Growth, and Transformation
Jennifer Howe Peace
Or Rose
Gregory Mobley
240
Softcover

... such a moving, personal, inspiring, and honest collection of interfaith encounters ... more than fifty personal testimonies from recognized pioneers and experts in the field of interfaith studies.

While of value to an undergraduate class in World Religions, this book could also be especially suited to book clubs, particularly with those of a range of different (or no) faiths. It could also be included for inspirational stories during interfaith services, or even material to use during standard, traditional religious services. As stories of good will and hope, they testify to the value of faith and the blessing of unexpected interfaith encounters.

This groundbreaking volume gathers an array of inspiring and penetrating stories about the inter-religious encounters of outstanding community leaders, scholars, public intellectuals, and activists from the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. With wisdom, wit, courage, and humility, these writers from a range of religious backgrounds share their personal experience of border-crossing, and the lessons learned from their inter-religious, adventures.

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