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Interfaith in the face of conflict: Mombasa & Lamu

For the past three years the towns of Mombasa and Lamu in Kenya have been hit by religious conflict: between 2013 and 2015 there were several arson and grenade attacks on churches in Mombasa and rising tensions between the Christians and Muslims who lived there. 391 more words


On September 4th-23rd 2016 a major event will occur in the Old City of Jerusalem

This video is not meant to set a date, but to point out that an ecumenical gathering, one of the largest and longest between the three monotheist faiths, will happen from September 4-23, 2016. 819 more words

World News

Eternal Life?

Rather sad (at least to me) Opinion piece in The New York Times this morning with the ironically hopeful title “Why We Never Die.” The author begins by observing that, as a child, he was terrified of death, often worrying about it as he fell asleep in the evenings. 877 more words

The Episcopal Church

Buddha-Direct 4387: Right Effort..


What is this vitally crucial Right Effort?

That Noble Eightfold Way, leading to Nibbāna, is simply this:
Right View, Right Motivation, … 494 more words


Jordanian prince and Jewish scholar say Christianity is intrinsic to Arab culture

Prince Hassan and Woolf Institute head decry Islamic State’s “savage” assault on Christians 

If a goal of the Islamic State group and other jihadists was attained—the expulsion of Christianity from its birthplace in the Near East—it would “destroy the richness of the tapestry of the Middle East and a hammer blow to our shared heritage,” said a Muslim Jordanian prince and a Jewish proponent of interfaith relations. 335 more words

Omar: The Muslim who walked from Somalia to attend my Christian son's funeral

(an astonishingly profound interfaith article  from Fox News. . . Miracles sometimes do happen).

I’ll never forget the day my son died.

I rushed Tim, out to the car—leaving Ruth with the other boys—and drove as quickly as I could to the nearest hospital. 456 more words