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It’s only my second day of the conference, but I already know my favorite part. (For the record: I reserve the right to discover a new favorite part, just in case.) Let me preface this favorite-part declaration with an...
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As final preparations were being made for the opening ceremony of the Parliament of World Religions on Thursday afternoon, one of my classmates at the University of Chicago overheard me and another classmate talking...
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I’m watching the sunset over Teddy Roosevelt National Park in Medora, North Dakota and thinking about my Grandmother on this first night of Ramadan. She passed away a few years ago, but growing up, my family would visit...
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“Etfadalo Ma3ana!” This winter, I shall further my academic studies in the religious field, where I shall spend a semester abroad at Trinity College of Dublin, Ireland. I will be studying “Conflicts, Religions and Peace...
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I like to define myself as an interfaith Christian. I was born as a Catholic, and within the Church, I follow the teachings of two of the biggest Catholic spiritualities, Ignatian and Carmelite. During these past 7...
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pulse /pəls/ 1. A rhythmical throbbing of the arteries as blood is propelled through them, typically as felt in the wrists or neck. June 12, 2016. I turn my television on to find all news channels covering a tragedy in...
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Hello! Shalom! Salam! Privet...I can continue the list of languages in which you may be greeted in Israel, or I can count the number of denominations and nationalities in the Holy Land, but instead I'll tell you one...
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Skyler Oberst, an Ambassador of the Parliament of the World's Religions who serves as the President of the Spokane Interfaith Council in the state of Washington, offers interfaith ally advice to communities facing hate...
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Last week, I had the opportunity to join 60 faith leaders in New Orleans for the Greenfaith annual Climate Convergence. My elevator speech in the days since has been something along these lines: “It was an interfaith...
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