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Breaking BreadBreaking Bread

Breaking Bread: A Celebration of Three Faiths (The Multifaith Education Project, 2008) Breaking Bread: A Celebration of Three Faiths is a cookbook and storybook created by students involved in the Multifaith Education Project, a nonpolitical, nonprofit program that promotes peace by bringing Jewish, Christian and Muslim children together to learn about each other’s religions and cultures. Currently, the Multifaith Education Project involves middle-school youth who attend Muslim, Jewish and Christian schools in Central Florida. It is the hope of project founders that the idea will spread to other communities.

 

 


 

 

Building the Interfaith Youth Movement: Beyond Dialogue to ActionBuilding the Interfaith Youth Movement: Beyond Dialogue to Action

Building the Interfaith Youth Movement: Beyond Dialogue to Action. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006). By Patrice Brodeur and Eboo Patel. This book, published in 2006, and edited by "movers" in the field of interfaith work - Patrice Brodeur and Eboo Patel, founder of Interfaith Youth Core, provides insight into the emerging interfaith youth movement through the perspectives from founding organizers and influential actors in the field. It looks to the works of Diana Eck and Grove Harris with the Pluralism Project, Josh Borkin at Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions, Sarah Talcott, Youth Coordinator for the United Religions Initiative, interfaith chaplaincy work at Wellesley College and University of Illinois, and many other examples of successful interfaith youth work. It presents the importance of such a movement and the impact it is having on people's lives and on institutions. If you are interested in Interfaith work, specifically with youth, this is a must read to bring you up to speed on what is happening!

 

 


 

 

Conflict & Reconciliation: The Contribution of ReligionsConflict & Reconciliation: The Contribution of Religions

Conflict & Reconciliation: The Contribution of Religions (The Key Publishing House, 2000) Edited by John W. Bowker. From the Publisher: Religions are involved in many long-running conflicts around the world from the Balkans and the Middle East to Kashmir and Sri Lanka. All that is well-known. Not so well-known are the resources that religions can bring, specifically and uniquely, to the process of peace and reconciliation after conflict. This book looks in detail at the ways in which the search for reconciliation is an obligation, even a command, in particular religions. Religions understand reconciliation very differently, and those differences are made clear in this book.

 

 


 

 

Interfaith Dialogue at the Grass RootsInterfaith Dialogue at the Grass Roots • download

Interfaith Dialogue at the Grassroots (Temple University Press, 2009) Preface by Leonard Swidler, edited by Rebecca Kratz Mays. When diverse faiths come together the encounter can be intense, awkward, even violent, but creating a dialogue can help reconcile differences. The contributors to Interfaith Dialogue at the Grass Roots consider the patience and passion involved in promoting such interfaith activities. The essays seek to empower rabbis, imams, pastors, and their congregants to take up the work of interreligious dialogue as a peacemaking activity. The book provides guidelines for conducting interfaith encounters, showing how storytelling and conversations can make these meetings productive and constructive, and reveals how to establish and inspire peace. Each chapter includes questions for reflection and suggestions for action. Contributors include: S. Mark Heim, Maria Hornung, Edith Howe, Michael S. Kogan, April Kunze, Khaleel Mohammed, Achmad Munjid, Eboo Patel, Marcia Prager, Noah Silverman, Joseph Stoutzenberger, Leonard Swidler, Racelle Weiman, Miriam Therese Winter, and the editor.

 

 


 

 

Interfaith Spiritual CareInterfaith Spiritual Care

Interfaith Spiritual Care: Understandings and Practices (Pandora Press) By Daniel S. Schipani and Leah Dawn Bueckert. Endorsed by the Society for Intercultural Pastoral Care and Counseling, this book explores the dynamics of interfaith spiritual care as a work of practical and pastoral theology, identifies reliable guidelines for competent practice and contextualized interfaith spiritual care, and invites further conversation and collaboration among practitioners and scholars. This book is intended for chaplains, pastors, Clinical Pastoral Education students, and other caregivers such as counselors and psychotherapists, both in training and already in practice. Together with Muslim colleague Mualla Kaya and educationalist Bart ten Broek, Ari Van Buuren, leader of URI NL CC, contributed an essay in this book about interfaith spiritual care in the Netherlands, URI, and the Golden Rule.

 

 


 

 

One God, Shared HopeOne God, Shared Hope

By Maggie Oman Shannon. Writer and spiritual director Maggie Oman Shannon has long believed that we all yearn for a spiritual connection to a higher power. In One God, Shared Hope she presents twenty principles shared by Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and provides passages from each religion's holy scriptures to illustrate their commonalties. (Red Wheel Weiser, 2003).

 

 


 

 

A Perspective on the Signs of the Al-Quran: Through the Prism of the HeartA Perspective on the Signs of the Al-Quran: Through the Prism of the Heart

A Perspective on the Signs of the Al-Quran: Through the Prism of the Heart (Booksurge Publishing, 2009) By Saeed Malik. In a world torn apart by religious division, this book, written by an American Muslim provides a fresh perspective for both the Muslim and Non-Muslim reader by helping to demystify Islam and Quran for the Western reader.

 

 


 

 

Prayers for HealingPrayers for Healing

By Maggie Oman Shannon. With Prayers for Healing, writer Maggie Oman invites readers into the healing space she has created within the pages of this daybook to reap its benefits in times of stress, illness, depression, or spiritual longing. With inspiration from such diverse sources as the Tao Te Ching, the Koran, the Torah, Native American texts, and the Bible, contributors include Thich Nhat Hanh, Wendell Berry, Jack Kornfield, Rumi, Rainer Maria Rilke, Marian Wright Edelman, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Marianne Williamson, providing comfort and inspiration on the journey toward rejuvenation and renewal. (Conari Press, 2000).

 

 


 

 

Prayers for Hope and ComfortPrayers for Hope and Comfort

 

By Maggie Oman Shannon. Prayers for Hope and Comfort offers readers solace, comfort, and hope, drawing from the wisdom of every era, every major faith and tradition, and the important voices of those who have lived through such experiences themselves. The book contains selections from some of the world's most profound poets and thinkers: David Whyte, Eckhart Tolle, Sister Joan Chittister, and Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as traditional prayers and verses from every time and place. (Conari Press, 2008).

 

 

 


 

 

The Sacred Art of ListeningThe Sacred Art of Listening

The Sacred Art of Listening: Forty Reflections for Cultivating a Spiritual Practice. (Skylight Paths, 2002) By Kay Lindahl, Illustrations by Amy Schnapper. The Sacred Art of Listening guides you through forty practices of deep listening—to our Source, to ourselves and to each other. Inspiring text and contemplative artwork combine to communicate the three essential qualities of deep listening—silence, reflection, and presence. They demonstrate that the key to healthy relationships and spiritual transformation can be as basic as practicing the art of listening.

 

 


 

 

The Way We PrayThe Way We Pray

 

By Maggie Oman Shannon. The Way We Pray is the first book to explore prayer practices from the world's many religions. Author Maggie Oman Shannon presents and celebrates fifty wonderfully diverse prayer practices, creating the perfect guide for spiritual explorers everywhere. (Conari Press, 2001).

 

 

 

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