This groundbreaking volume gathers an array of inspiring and penetrating stories about the interreligious encounters of outstanding community leaders, scholars, public intellectuals, and activist from the United States, Europe, and the ...
Dr Azumah's aim is to help African Christians understand their neighbours' faith.
... for the first time, on something approaching an equal footing, My Neighbour's Faith represents a valuable contribution to the mission of Christian scholarship.
Author: John Azumah
Nowhere else in the world have both Islam and Christianity been more instrumental in shaping the history of a people and their way of life than in Africa. African Muslims and Christians have a lot in common, including kinship ties, shared languages and citizenship. Yet, despite the centuries of deep historical links and harmonious existence between the two religions, new challenges threaten this harmony. Conflicts involving Christians and Muslims in places like Sudan, Nigeria and Ivory Coast are common. These conflicts are fueled primarily by ignorance, stereotyping and prejudice, which in turn breed fear, suspicion and even hatred, in some cases leading to violence. My Neighbour's Faith sheds light on the beliefs and teaching of Islam by addressing matters of contemporary importance to Christians and the wider non-Muslim audience. It presents the human face of Islam--the face of a close relative, a neighbour, a teacher and even a head of state--in a balanced and critical way that gives a credible view of Islam.
This volume is a collection of interreligious and comparative reflections on immigration from various perspectives and traditions.
Author: Alexander Y. Hwang
Publisher: Fortress Academic
This volume is a collection of interreligious and comparative reflections on immigration from various perspectives and traditions. It is a contribution to the debate on immigration that draws attention to the different, similar, and creative ways religious traditions approach the issues involved in immigration.
Three times over , in the second chapter of St . James ' s Epistle , we are told that
“ faith without works is dead ; ' and in the same chapter , St . James asks , ' What
doth it profit , my brethren , though a man say he hath faith , and hath not works ...
The insights in this book draw on the author's wide range of personal experiences -- as a child, student and Methodist pastor in Sri Lanka; as a participant in the controversial discussion of interfaith dialogue at the World Council of ...
Author: S. Wesley Ariarajah
Publisher: World Council of Churches
Meeting people of other faiths is an everyday experience not only for minority Christian communities in Asia and the Middle East but increasingly for Christians elsewhere. Yet although interfaith dialogue has established itself as a key concern for the churches and the ecumenical movement, it continues to raise spiritual, social, political, practical and theological concerns in many quarters. The insights in this book draw on the author's wide range of personal experiences -- as a child, student and Methodist pastor in Sri Lanka; as a participant in the controversial discussion of interfaith dialogue at the World Council of Churches' fifth assembly (Nairobi 1975); as a student of Hinduism; and especially as a longtime staff member and director of the WCC's dialogue programme. Weaving together accounts from daily life, ecumenical texts and discussions, and theological reflection, this book offers a clear and challenging introduction to key issues that arise again and again when Christians and churches enter into conversation with their neighbours of other faiths -- among them interfaith prayer, interfaith marriage, religion and conflict, and dialogue and mission.
Many of the "good" people of Skytop Road in Bunhouse, New Jersey, thought that goodness and faith were measured in kilowatt hours.
Author: Brent Monahan
Many of the "good" people of Skytop Road in Bunhouse, New Jersey, thought that goodness and faith were measured in kilowatt hours. Every Christmas, the neighborhood "Illumination Mafia" poured their hearts and wallets into garish displays that earned them newspaper notices.New and mysterious neighbor Ernest Love refuses to play in their reindeer games - and his "Xmas Canceled This Year" display, highlighted by a dead deer, lands him in court and then at the local church for community service.Yet there is more to Mr. Love than meets the eye - and through him the residents of Skytop Road come to see that their cold Christmas lights are blinding them to the true warmth and meaning of not justthe holiday, but of faith itself.
If I love my neighbour as my self, I can as easily suffer, anything from him, as from
myself. I can easily bear that in, my self, as to sight or smell; the loathsomest
sores or ulcers,which others cannot bear. - I am easily brought to forgive myself,
As we come to realize more and more that we are a global community , a diverse
community , the sphere of religious faith has become more and more central . It is my hope that my contributions to this book , when combined with those of ...
Author: Philip Lazowski
Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
"Understanding Your Neighbor's Faith: What Christians and Jews Should Know About Each Other was the brainchild of Rabbi Philip Lazowski of Hartford, Connecticut. The idea was born several years back after he invited a group of non-Jewish clergymen to visit the Holy Land with him. Priests, ministers and some members of their congregations who wanted a better understanding of Israel and Judaism enthusiastically accepted his gesture of good will. Rabbi Lazowski's unique perspective as a Holocaust survivor made him ideally poised to teach others about the historical and philosophical context of Judaism as well as its rich tradition of practice. Rabbi Lazowski also learned much from his colleagues of other faith traditions. This unprecedented volume gives Rabbi Lazowski and the other clergy the opportunity to explicate their religion, using their own language and concepts in responding to the questions of people of goodwill outside their faith. Difficult, even uncomfortable, questions are asked--and answered. No question is too simple or too complex. Every chapter, each by an author belonging to a different Christian faith tradition, will prove as informative to the co-religionist as to the outsider. The concise, straightforward question-and-answer style allows the book to be studied in full, read casually, or consulted for reference.
My. Beliefs. today. I believe that the collective mass consciousness of mankind—
the future, our life lessons, healing, the ... we forget to begin with ourselves and
simply give love and compassion to our own neighbours, to take care ofthe part
Author: Anna Jane
Publisher: Balboa Press
For the first time in human history, cases of mental disease have surpassed those of physical disease. This can be attributed to any number of causes, but chief among them are increasing loss of balance in our lives, increasing self-degradation, and growing reliance on material wealth to convince ourselves we are happy. In the darkest moment does shine the greatest light--we are not lost, and we are not alone. In A Leap of Faith, wellness specialist, writer, and former model Anna Jane Wilson shares with us her journey through darkness--loss, heartbreak, disease, depression, fear--and into the maturity of her heart and soul, into the glory of discovering true love for herself and for the world. Anna Jane's tale, told through both prose and poetry, hides nothing and is one to which all can relate, especially young people and those searching for answers in this time of Earth's ascension. Her travels from childhood through the struggles of a divided family, debilitating disease, failed relationships, and finding a home are traced to the present, in which, by choice, focus, and faith, she is constantly learning and sharing the delights of life and living. Her lessons are ours as well--from the moment we decide to stop and look inward--to question what our life is really about--we begin the journey out of fear, hate and sorrow and towards the full expression of love and compassion, the full expression of our hearts and souls.
Author: Harriet Elizabeth Beecher StowePublish On: 1875
He seemed quite astonished at my zeal , and said he didn ' t suppose any really
cultivated people now - a - days believed ... are all shades of opinion , of half faith
and no faith ; and I don ' t wish to hush free conversation , or to be treated like a ...
28 , 29 , where he to all , I'value my knowledge of Christ's faith , saitb , Who is
weak , aud I am not weak ? ... Be always see their passive neighbours
scandalized , and ready to give an account to every one conwere never better
content in their ...
28 , 29 , where he to all , I ' value my knowledge of Christ ' s faith , saith , “ Who is
weak , and I ain not weak ? more than I ... Be always see their passive neighbours scandalized , and ready to give an account to every one conwere
never better ...
28 , 29 , where he to all , I value my knowledge of Christ's faith , saith , “ Who is
weak , and I am not weak ? ... Be always see their passive neighbours
scandalized , and ready to give an account to every one conwere never better
content in ...
The Whole Forming a Complete Concordance to All the Articles of Faith and
Practice Taught in t Hugh Gaston ... As I live , saith the Lord to our neighbours , a
scorn and derision to God of Israel , surely Moab shall be as them that are round
Sometimes , God challenges us by asking us to make decisions on faith alone . ...
The events in the Torah took place long ago , and although our sense of wonder
at the natural world today is ... 14 STORIES IN MY NEIGHBOUR ' S FAITH.
Author: Susan Lorraine Scott
Publisher: Etobicoke, Ont. : United Church Publishing House
Author: Assembly of divines confess. and catechPublish On: 1857
everl : a charitable esteem of our neighbours TM ; loving , desiring , and rejoicing
in their good namen ; sorrowing for , and covering of their infirmities P ; freely
acknowledging of their gifts and graces ? , defending their innocency ' ; a ready ...
( Lectures on Faith 7 : 16 . ) Our diligent effort to plant the seed of faith and
nourish it daily is the most significant thing we can pursue in this life . It gives us
life . It is the very breath of life . It is the purpose of life . Elder Bruce R . McConkie
Lord of all glory, thank you that you still walk with us along our daily paths
whether on the mountain or in the valley. ... “You shall love the Lord your God
with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as ...
Author: IlaJean Kragthorpe
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
The Bible is a book concerned with faith. Because God is a God of relationship, the Bible traces the lives of many who had a relationship with God, as well as many who did not. In the Bible God tells Hosea, “for I am God and no mortal,” (11:9). Simply put, this scripture teaches us that God does not choose as we do. For example, he delivers The Ten Commandments into the hands of a murderer, a non-Jewish prostitute is chosen to become the great-great grandmother of King David of Israel, and a hated Samaritan becomes the hero of one of Jesus’ most enduring parables. These Biblical figures can teach us much about grace, faith, courage, and repentance. Through brief daily readings, The Bones of the Bible reviews and makes relevant some of the people and events of each book of the Bible, all within the course of a year. You will discover that their journeys are not that different from our own and that the one constant we can depend on is the grace of a loving God.