Two signs in India that inter-religious tolerance thrives despite tensions

From Crux (MUMBAI, India) – Although India’s increasingly hard-line Hindu nationalist movements can often make life difficult for religious minorities, including the country’s 30 million Christians, two recent episodes illustrate the deep undercurrent of tolerance that still pervades traditional Indian … Continue reading

Christian-Hindu dialogue a “moral imperative” in promoting peace

In Vatican Radio (Vatican Radio) Christians and Hindus are called to be a “light of peace” in order to challenge violence and hatred, a senior cardinal has said. Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran heralded a new chapter in Christian-Hindu relations and said … Continue reading

This Tibetan Mountain Is Sacred to Adherents of Four Different Religions

This appears in Slate Why is Tibet’s roughly 22,000-foot Mount Kailash sacred? Depends who you ask. Jains believe it’s where a saint achieved enlightenment. Bonpos believe it’s where their founder descended to Earth. Hindus believe it is where the god … Continue reading

Religious Leaders commit to the eradication of slavery

According to the latest edition of the he Walk Free Foundation’s Global Slavery Index, almost 36 million people are trapped in slavery of some kind. Pope Francis gathered religious leaders at the Vatican to commit to working together for the eradication of slavery … Continue reading

Pioneers in Hindu-Christian Interspirituality

Merton, Griffiths, and Teasdale by Kurt Johnson, Robert Toth, and Adam Bucko Father Thomas Merton, Father Bede Griffiths, also known as Swami Dhayananda, and Brother Wayne Teasdale – in the lives and legacies of these three interspiritual pioneers we find peacemaking is … Continue reading