Very often, what we dislike in others is something that we need to acknowledge, heal, integrate, and empower in ourselves.
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.
Learn more about the book in which we tell the story of how our interfaith work came about.
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.
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.
Why do we prefer to talk about religion, fight over it, even kill for it—everything but live it?
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. But we are never completely free until we work together for loving community and just practices.
Our task is to become conscious of the ways in which we believe ourselves limited by the current conditions of our lives. We are called to remember, and to open to greater purpose.
The need to engage in interfaith dialogue has never been greater. 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.
The Abrahamic faiths began when prophets called people back to the essentials: compassionate, caring community and the universal principles of love and service.