“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

Interfaith Delegation at Peace Starts With Me Rally

On Saturday, July 15, 2017, IRFWP director Frank Kaufmann, in support of rally organizers, convened an interreligious delegation to attend the public Peace Starts with Me rally, held at Madison Square Garden. Prior to the rally, spiritual leaders met and offered commentary … Continue reading

‘We must protect our country’: extremist Buddhists target Mandalay’s Muslims

From the Guardian This article describes a tragic reality on the landscape of Inter Religious relations. There are two elements here that may be unfamiliar to Western readers: 1. Buddhist-Muslim relations are not a first thought where Islam is concerned. … Continue reading

Life contemplated at multi-faith dialogue event at Maidenhead Mosque

From the Maidenhead Advertiser “The reality today is that we are all interdependent and have to co-exist on this small planet. Therefore, the only sensible and intelligent way of resolving differences and clashes of interests, whether between individuals or nations, … Continue reading