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.
Brought together by 9/11, three friends of different faiths look for answers about when and why religion leads to violence.
Pastor Don Mackenzie on how to keep religion from being used to justify hatred and suffering.
If compassion is taught as the heart of all religious traditions, why is it that religion seems to divide us?
Our polarization and anger are signs of hopelessness. What can interfaith dialogue teach us about healing our wounds and coming together?
May it be that someday, all people will have access to light in this darkness and be able to help with the important healing of creation.
On finding hope during the holidays.
Sheikh Jamal Rahman on dealing with some of the Quran’s most troubling text.
What can Christians do about the religious intolerance made visible during the last month?
Video: The Interfaith Amigos' discussion on the eve of the 9/11 anniversary.
Brought together by the events of 9/11, three friends from different faiths reflect on what it will take to reach the other side of hatred.
The current flap over the proposed Islamic center-cum-mosque in New York City offers a good opportunity to reflect on the nature and purpose of places of worship.
The inner work we need requires every bit of the cooperation, imagination, discipline, and hope present in that first step onto the moon.
How do we work with others who believe that theirs is the Only Way?
The well-loved trickster from Islamic folklore reminds us to trust, laugh, and be honest with ourselves.
America may be free from a monarch, but can we be truly independent in a consumerist society?
A drift from substance is a recurring pattern in religious life. What will it take to call ourselves back to the essentials?
How can we step into the experience of the other and learn that true dialogue is possible only when blame is shared.
To be compassionate toward others, we first have to learn to be merciful with ourselves.
How relinquishing our innate pursuit of power and embracing compassion can lead to a more peaceful world.