Dr. Frank Kaufmann’s Keynote Address to the Anuvibha, 9th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action, Jaipur, India

On December 18, Dr. Frank Kaufmann offered the keynote address for session three of the Anuvibha, 9th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action, in Jaipur, India, held from December 18 – 21, 2017. Here is Dr. Kaufmann’s presentation Here is … Continue reading

“Interfaith” Should Not Be Sloppy: Start with these Four Basic Steps

We live in a world in which affirming “interfaith” surrounds us like air. This vague sentiment has expanded exponentially in tandem with two surging platitudes-as-virtue from the past half-century, “don’t judge,” and “can’t we all just get along.” This affirmation … Continue reading

Prospect High School students among select group to pilot national religious studies program

Article originally in the Chicago Tribune There is a desperate need in the US and the world presently for growth in the capacity to entertain ideas other than one’s own. Harvard University’s Religious Diversity Project, speaks perfectly to this urgent … Continue reading

How religion motivates people to give and serve

Read article in The Conversation According to Giving USA, the leading annual report of philanthropy in America, religious contributions (narrowly defined as giving to houses of worship, denominations, missionary societies and religious media) made up 32 percent of all giving … Continue reading

Those Who Commit Violence in the Name of Religion Act “Not from Faith, but from Hate”

Statement from KAICIID It may evoke a sense of frustration or tiredness to read these sorts of statements. The content can feel vapid, predictable, obvious. Even so, peace organizations have an obligation to speak out and be on the record. … Continue reading