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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.

After 9/11: An Interfaith Answer to Extremism

After 9/11: An Interfaith Answer to Extremism

Posted by Rabbi Ted Falcon at Sep 09, 2011 11:45 AM |

Brought together by 9/11, three friends of different faiths look for answers about when and why religion leads to violence.

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Violence Disguised as Religion

Violence Disguised as Religion

Posted by Pastor Don Mackenzie at May 03, 2011 04:00 PM |

Pastor Don Mackenzie on how to keep religion from being used to justify hatred and suffering.

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Answering Your Interfaith Questions

Answering Your Interfaith Questions

Posted by Rabbi Ted Falcon at Apr 07, 2011 10:00 PM |

If compassion is taught as the heart of all religious traditions, why is it that religion seems to divide us?

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Hope Amid Hatred

Hope Amid Hatred

Posted by Pastor Don Mackenzie at Jan 19, 2011 04:35 PM |

Our polarization and anger are signs of hopelessness. What can interfaith dialogue teach us about healing our wounds and coming together?

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The Light of Christmas

The Light of Christmas

Posted by Pastor Don Mackenzie at Dec 24, 2010 01:00 AM |

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.

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Light in Dark Times

Light in Dark Times

Posted by Rabbi Ted Falcon at Dec 13, 2010 12:15 PM |

On finding hope during the holidays.

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Making Peace with the Sword Verse

Making Peace with the Sword Verse

Posted by Sheikh Jamal Rahman at Oct 13, 2010 09:55 AM |

Sheikh Jamal Rahman on dealing with some of the Quran’s most troubling text.

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The Capacity for Tolerance

The Capacity for Tolerance

Posted by Pastor Don Mackenzie at Sep 27, 2010 12:05 PM |

What can Christians do about the religious intolerance made visible during the last month?

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Changing the Consequences of Conflict

Changing the Consequences of Conflict

Posted by aabdallah at Sep 17, 2010 01:02 PM |

Video: The Interfaith Amigos' discussion on the eve of the 9/11 anniversary.

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Interfaith Amigos: On 9/11, Getting Beyond Religious Hatred

Interfaith Amigos: On 9/11, Getting Beyond Religious Hatred

Posted by Rabbi Ted Falcon at Sep 10, 2010 03:40 PM |

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.

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The Little Mosque in Medina

The Little Mosque in Medina

Posted by Jamal Rahman at Sep 03, 2010 01:00 PM |

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.

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A Giant Leap for Humankind

A Giant Leap for Humankind

Posted by Pastor Don Mackenzie at Aug 13, 2010 08:55 PM |

The inner work we need requires every bit of the cooperation, imagination, discipline, and hope present in that first step onto the moon.

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Listening Across the Divide

Listening Across the Divide

Posted by Rabbi Ted Falcon at Jul 26, 2010 05:30 PM |

How do we work with others who believe that theirs is the Only Way?

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The Wisdom of the Mulla

The Wisdom of the Mulla

Posted by Sheikh Jamal Rahman at Jul 16, 2010 09:37 AM |

The well-loved trickster from Islamic folklore reminds us to trust, laugh, and be honest with ourselves.

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Independence Day

Independence Day

Posted by Pastor Don Mackenzie at Jul 08, 2010 04:35 PM |

America may be free from a monarch, but can we be truly independent in a consumerist society?

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Back to Shore

Back to Shore

Posted by Pastor Don Mackenzie at Jun 25, 2010 10:10 AM |

A drift from substance is a recurring pattern in religious life. What will it take to call ourselves back to the essentials?

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Beyond the Blame Game

Beyond the Blame Game

Posted by Rabbi Ted Falcon at Jun 11, 2010 04:55 PM |

How can we step into the experience of the other and learn that true dialogue is possible only when blame is shared.

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The Roots of Compassion

The Roots of Compassion

Posted by Sheikh Jamal Rahman at Jun 08, 2010 05:15 PM |

To be compassionate toward others, we first have to learn to be merciful with ourselves.

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A World of Oneness

A World of Oneness

Posted by Pastor Don Mackenzie at May 27, 2010 10:30 AM |

How relinquishing our innate pursuit of power and embracing compassion can lead to a more peaceful world.

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Compassion Comes First

Compassion Comes First

Posted by Rabbi Ted Falcon at May 06, 2010 01:20 PM |

Seattle makes a 10-year commitment to become a more compassionate city.

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