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Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (second from right), marches at Selma with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph Bunche, Rep. John Lewis, Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth and Rev. C.T. Vivian.
by Dr. Susannah Heschel Published by Jewish Telegraphic Agency, January 18, 2015 The 50th anniversary of the 1965 march at Selma is being commemorated this year with the release of the film “Selma.” Regrettably, the...
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Interview with Dr. Susannah Heschel Published by Faith & Leadership on Monday, November 3, 2014 Q: Explain a little bit about the European Jewish tradition from which your family came. My father was born in Warsaw...
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by Dr. Susannah Heschel Published by The Jewish Week, 01/10/2012 One of the most remarkable friendships in Jewish history was between my father, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. When they...
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by Rabbi David Rosen TedxViaDellaConciliazione - Rome, April 19, 2013 In the 1970s I was a very young rabbi of a very big congregation in Cape Town South Africa. This was the era of apartheid, of racial laws and...
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By Rabbi David Rosen Sant Egidio Meeting for Peace Barcelona, Spain – October 2010 As a Jewish believer, I draw my ethical inspiration and guidance from the Bible, expounded in the Talmud and commentaries of our...
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by Rabbi David Rosen The argument that Judaism is a religion concerned only with human obligations and not with human rights, has been made both by detractors of Judaism as well as apologists on its behalf. Among the...
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by Rabbi David Rosen Message on the Occasion of The Parliament of the World’s Religions Barcelona, Spain, July 2004 The Talmud (Gittin, 59b) declares that the whole purpose of the Divine Commandments is to direct us...
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By Rabbi David Rosen ‘He placed him in the Garden of Eden to develop it and to preserve it’ (Genesis 2:15) Presentation at the Anglican-Jewish Consultation Lambeth Palace, May 2010 Within Jewish tradition, there are two...
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by Rabbi David Rosen Kings College, London, Ontario – February 28, 2013 I would like to open this presentation with a famous quote from Blessed John Paul II’s address at the great synagogue in Rome in 1986 “The Jewish...
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By His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Omar Naseef This Muslim Declaration on Nature was one of original Assisi Faith Declarations created in 1986, for a meeting held in Assisi by WWF-International and the Alliance of Religions...
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Rev. Dr. William E. Lesher, Interview for Kosmos Journal - 3/9/09 1. What changes do you see in the religions in the 21st century from the traditional approach to individual transformation to a new awareness of the need...
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by Dr. Rosemary Radford Ruether In a recent visit to an American college, a male student told me confidently that “feminism is over” because women had achieved equality everywhere. Unfortunately this is far from the...
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by Rev. Dr. Marcus C. R. Braybrooke Swamis, imams, rabbis, priests and gurus and their followers across the world are preparing for a pilgrimage to Australia for the fifth Parliament of World Religions, meeting in...
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by Dr. Kusumita Pedersen The Parliament of the World’s Religions, held every five years, took place in Melbourne, Australia on December 3-9, 2009. For seven days participants thronged the brand new and dramatically...
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by Kim Bobo Ending poverty is without question one of the top issues facing the world today. The reasons for addressing and seeking to end poverty are obvious. First, especially for most religious people, allowing...
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by Dr. Judith Simmer-Brown Late in the nineteenth century, the city of Chicago hosted the World's Columbia Exposition in honor of the 400th anniversary of Columbus' "discovery" of America. In conjunction with that...
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by His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta’isi Efi This paper is a gentle prayer, a faanonomanu [ 1 ] , to the gods of Samoa who protect the religious knowledges of my forebears. In daring to speak in print about these...
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by Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid I saw two groups demonstrating against the Parliament of World Religions at Cape Town University in South Africa in 1999. One was of white Christians and the other of Indian Muslims. They...
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by Dr. Leo D. Lefebure Interreligious relationships challenge us to expand our horizons, to learn new perspectives, and to see ourselves and our world in a different light. Jesus made clear that relationships with...
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Mairead Maguire and other members of the delegation in Homs with Mother Agnes Mariam and Fr. Michael Noman of the Mussalaha Reconciliation Initiative.
by Mairead Corrigan-McGuire After a 10 days visit to Lebanon and Syria, leading a 16 person delegation from 8 countries, invited by Mussalaha Reconciliation Movement, I have returned hopeful that peace is possible in...
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