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Published by Episcopal Life Online “Bulletin inserts for Aug. 22 describe interfaith efforts at Faith House Manhattan” By Bowie Snodgrass Episcopalians are part of a Church with a long history of interreligious relations. The 2009 “Theological Statement on Interreligious Relations” from the Standing Commission on Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations reminds us that “prominent Episcopalians were […]

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TWO GIANT FAT PEOPLE ~ Shams-ud-din Muhammad Hafiz (c. 1320-1389) God and I have become like two giant fat people living in a tiny boat. We keep bumping into each other and l a u g h i n g . (from the Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West, […]

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Wednesday, January 13, 2009 6 pm Doors, 7 pm Program Intersections, 274 5th Ave Btwn 29th and 30th Sts New York, NY 10001 With Samir Selmanovic Through the media, in our workplaces, and even in our families, the stranger has come close. Now, the other is not “out there.” They have moved into our physical, […]

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But perhaps the biggest strength of this book is that the collection of stories is held together by the author’s most compelling argument: that our religious diversity is not a problem to be overcome. Instead, diversity is the solution (read: blessing) we are offered. As he clearly states at the outset of his book, It’s Really All About God is not a discussion about religious pluralism, it is a discussion about interdependence.

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Personal Mission:  Learning to love well, God, people, and all of life. Samir Selmanovic, Ph.D., (SAH-meer Sel-MAHN-ovich) is an author, activist, leader, and lover. Besides serving Faith House Manhattan as the president of the board, Selmanovic is also the director of a Christian community called Citylights. He has been profiled in the New York Times […]

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~ Dr. Frederick Roden is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Connecticut and lives in New York City. He has published primarily on homosexuality and Christianity. He is a lay Associate of the Episcopal Order of Julian of Norwich (see www.orderofjulian.org) and the author of a commentary companion to her […]

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~ by Nathan Brown, author, Editor (Signs of the Times, Australia / New Zealand) “One of my main efforts as a teacher has been to train people to say those (apparently difficult) words ‘we don’t know,’” commented Christian writer and long-time tutor at Oxford University, C S Lewis. Those “apparently difficult” words don’t come easily […]

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~ by Nathan Brown, author, Editor (Signs of the Times, Australia / New Zealand) One of the most common objections to faith in God is what people often refer to as the problem of pain. The question is how could pain exist–and particularly how can apparently good people suffer it–in a world ruled by a […]

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