Why So Many Christians Break the 9th Commandment

How lightheartedly we break the ninth commandment: “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor” (Exodus 20:16). This is a constant problem in my area of work: Christian-Muslim relations. Granted, some teaching and writing about Islam these days...

Students Do Interfaith Through Universal Language of Music

DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) Say the word “interfaith” and the next word to roll off the tongue is probably “dialogue.” It’s hard to think of one without the other. But college students know there are other ways to communicate, and music may be chief among them. Students from...

Interfaith Worship Doubled since 9/11, but Remains Low

(RNS) Interfaith worship services have doubled in the decade since the 9/11 attacks, according to a new study released Wednesday (Sept. 7), even as more than seven in 10 U.S. congregations do not associate with other faiths. The survey by an interfaith group of...

Colleges Sign Up for Obama’s Interfaith Program

WASHINGTON (RNS) More than 250 colleges, universities and seminaries have submitted plans to the White House for yearlong interfaith service projects in response to a campaign launched by the Obama administration. Joshua DuBois, director of the White House Office of...

Churches Asked to Share Pulpits with Muslims

(RNS) Religious and human rights activists are asking U.S. churches to invite Jewish and Muslim clergy to their sanctuaries to read from sacred texts next month in an initiative designed to counter anti-Muslim bigotry. The June 26 initiative, called “Faith Shared:...