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Interfaith Amigos

Rabbi Ted Falcon, Pastor Don Mackenzie, and Sheikh Jamal Rahman, known collectively as the "interfaith amigos," have been learning and teaching together since 2001. They blog weekly for YES! Magazine.

Beyond Us and Them

Beyond Us and Them

Posted by Sheikh Jamal Rahman at Apr 30, 2010 10:05 AM |

Very often, what we dislike in others is something that we need to acknowledge, heal, integrate, and empower in ourselves.

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Getting to the Heart of Interfaith

Getting to the Heart of Interfaith

Posted by Pastor Don Mackenzie at Apr 19, 2010 12:00 PM |

Learn more about the book in which we tell the story of how our interfaith work came about.

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Social Action: The Church’s Ministry in the World

Social Action: The Church’s Ministry in the World

Posted by Pastor Don Mackenzie at Apr 16, 2010 09:00 AM |

Somewhere in our history, the link between inner spirituality and its expression in the world as loving social action grew faint. To renew that connection, we can draw deeply on traditions that call attention to our Oneness.

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Freeing the Spirit of Change

Freeing the Spirit of Change

Posted by Rabbi Ted Falcon at Apr 09, 2010 10:05 AM |

Ethical behavior and loving generosity are at the core of faith—so why is the world hurting? Rabbi Ted Falcon on why paying attention to our interconnection is the first step toward healing.

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Moving Beyond Ego

Moving Beyond Ego

Posted by Sheikh Jamal Rahman at Mar 29, 2010 06:12 PM |

How getting to know your inner self can help foster peace, understanding, and happiness.

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Holy Week: A Journey Toward Community

Holy Week: A Journey Toward Community

Posted by Pastor Don Mackenzie at Mar 22, 2010 11:23 AM |

The journey through Holy Week is a journey “out of Egypt,” because it frees us from the practices and stereotypes that keep us from moving toward a more positive future.

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Ending the Trance, Answering the Call

Ending the Trance, Answering the Call

Posted by Rabbi Ted Falcon at Mar 09, 2010 04:05 PM |

Passover invites us to shake off the old stories of limitation, and create new ones of possibility and service.

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Head, Heart, and Hands: Breaking the Cycle of Religious Fear

Head, Heart, and Hands: Breaking the Cycle of Religious Fear

Posted by Sheikh Jamal Rahman at Feb 18, 2010 04:38 PM |

By learning the foundations of each other's faiths, we can learn to respect and connect with one another so we may work together to build a better world.

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Called Back to the Essentials

Called Back to the Essentials

Posted by Pastor Don Mackenzie at Feb 10, 2010 02:40 PM |

The Abrahamic faiths began when prophets called people back to the essentials: compassionate, caring community and the universal principles of love and service.

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Interfaith Doesn't Mean Interchangeable

Interfaith Doesn't Mean Interchangeable

Posted by Ted Falcon at Feb 03, 2010 02:50 PM |

Our task is not to exclude others nor to deny our differences, but to find the core teachings that unite us.

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An Invitation to Sacred Intention

An Invitation to Sacred Intention

Posted by Rabbi Ted Falcon, Pastor Don Mackenzie, Sheikh Jamal Rahman at Jan 26, 2010 12:20 PM |

Three friends from different faiths offer guidance for forming intentions that focus not on what we do or don't have, but on who we are.

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