Georgetown’s Interfaith Sham

by (@RyanMauro) 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.

A Hindu Monk and a Baptist Preacher got married…

by (@jeffgissing) 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.

Beautiful, Liberal Chautauqua

by (@markdtooley) 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 by charming early 20th century cottages, most of them immaculately maintained. Everywhere there are flowers, brick sidewalks, American flags, Adirondack chairs, […]

Praying at an Interreligious Prayer Gathering

by (@Cuchulain09) 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 and Bishop Paul S. Loverde. My bishop, the Rt. Rev. John Guernsey, Bishop of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic, Anglican Church in […]

The Baptist-Brotherhood Political Alliance

by (@TheIRD) 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 tightest. In its latest newsletter, ISNA promotes an article by Rev. Brent Walker, Executive Director of the Baptist Joint Committee on […]

Claremont School of Theology Solidifies Progressive Orientation with New Leadership

by (@JohnLomperis) 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, will continue on as president of Claremont-Lincoln University. CST is one of the thirteen official, offering-plate-funded United Methodist seminaries in the […]

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

by (@JohnLomperis) 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 chapel space, in order to make the space more accommodating for religious services of non-Christian faith communities. This prompted a reply […]

Texas Evangelical Pastor Decries Dispensationalists’ Support for Israel

by (@JeffreyHWalton) 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 from scripture, according to a prominent Southern Baptist pastor engaged in interfaith dialogue and Middle East peace advocacy. “Why is it […]

Religious Voices Loud for “Marriage Equality”

by (@TheIRD) 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 no exception as religious groups were very prominent at both the March for Marriage (pro-traditional marriage) and the United for Marriage […]

Confirming the Truth: My Response to Claremont School of Theology

by (@JohnLomperis) 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 the cross from its chapel for the sake of making it more accommodating to Muslim, Buddhist, and Jain religious services. On […]