Rabbi Skorka: What my friendship with Pope Francis taught me about interfaith dialogue

This February, I will be a participant with my friend Pope Francis at a “Global Conference on Human Fraternity” hosted by the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi. It seeks a common framework of cooperation among religious leaders to achieve peace and … Continue reading

Camille Paglia on the Value of Interreligious Knowledge

In a recent interview with Spectator|USA, Professor Paglia is asked to comment on “multiculturalism.” She cites the following as distilling her argument from Provocations, her most recently published collection of essays: What is true multiculturalism? As I repeatedly argue in Provocations, comparative religion is … Continue reading

Palestinian Authority condemns deadly attack at Pittsburgh synagogue

We of the IRFWP are greatly encouraged by the condemnation, and the condolences issued by the Palestinian Authority, for our Jewish brothers and sisters, following the heinous, tragic, and deadly attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, October … Continue reading

Leaders from the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints “don’t want you calling them Mormons anymore”

This is an unusual entry in the news and commentary articles of the Inter Religious Federation for World Peace (IRFWP).  The second half of the headline is from the CNN article that reads: “Mormons don’t want you calling them Mormons … Continue reading