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Defrocked UMC pastor Frank Schaefer speaks to a DC interfaith gay pride event. (Source: Twitter, @richardmosson)

Frank Schaefer Headlines DC Gay Pride Event

June 4, 2014

Former United Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer, who was defrocked for performing a same-sex marriage in violation of church law, headlined the Washington D.C. Gay Pride Week’s interfaith service.

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Georgetown’s Interfaith Sham

December 3, 2013

Georgetown University’s Saudi-funded interfaith center is in hot water. A speaking engagement with an Egyptian Nazi was cancelled but Islamists need not worry: Muslim Brotherhood supporters and 9/11 Truthers are still welcome, as is a senior Obama Administration official allied with the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.

Rev. J. Dana Trent and husband Fred Eaker (photo credit: Saffron Cross)

A Hindu Monk and a Baptist Preacher got married…

November 29, 2013

About one in four Americans is intentionally sharing their married life with someone whose religious belief system is different from their own. This emerging trend is consistent with the generally agreed-upon trajectory of our culture. We are moving into a period of intense plurality. Difference—in all its forms—is pushing its way into the lives, churches, schools, and neighborhoods of Americans.

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Beautiful, Liberal Chautauqua

September 6, 2013

Visiting Chautauqua, New York is almost like peering into Norman Rockwell’s world decades ago. Chautauqua the lake is stunning, with Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown on the southern edge. Chautauqua the village is dominated…


Praying at an Interreligious Prayer Gathering

June 29, 2013

By Faith J. H. McDonnell (@Cuchulain09) Earlier this week I participated in an interreligious prayer gathering for religious freedom at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington, Virginia sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Arlington…


The Baptist-Brotherhood Political Alliance

June 25, 2013

By Ryan Mauro The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity, is hard at work developing interfaith political alliances. Of these partnerships, Baptist leaders have proven to be among the…


Claremont School of Theology Solidifies Progressive Orientation with New Leadership

June 4, 2013

By John Lomperis (@JohnLomperis) Claremont School of Theology (CST) has announced that this summer, the Rev. Dr. Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan will become its new president, while its current president, Rev. Dr. Jerry D. Campbell,…


UPDATE: Claremont School of Theology to Keep Cross, After All

May 28, 2013

By John Lomperis (@JohnLomperis) We have earlier reported in this space on the fact that, as part of its new interfaith orientation, Claremont School of Theology (CST) was considering removing the cross from its…


Texas Evangelical Pastor Decries Dispensationalists’ Support for Israel

May 23, 2013

By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) This is the first of two articles on the 2013 Churches for Middle East Peace Advocacy Conference Evangelical Christian support for Israel is often based on cultural conclusions reached apart…


Religious Voices Loud for “Marriage Equality”

March 28, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (GagliaAC) Marriage equality advocates gathered early Tuesday morning for an interfaith service promoting gay marriage. Religious groups have been very vocal on both sides of the gay marriage debate. Tuesday was…


Confirming the Truth: My Response to Claremont School of Theology

March 6, 2013

by John Lomperis (@JohnLomperis) On Saturday, we posted an article of mine reporting on how Claremont School of Theology (CST), which has long received generous funding from United Methodist offering plates, was considering removing…


Book Review Part II: Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?: Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World by Brian McLaren

March 5, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) A few weeks ago, I started reviewing Brian McLaren’s book, Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?: Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World. After a bit of…