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

‘It’s a unifying experience’: Winona Interfaith Council brings religious, spiritual communities together for Thanksgiving service

On Tuesday, more than 50 people of differing beliefs came together for a Thanksgiving service during which a person from each of five different faiths — Bahá’í, Hindu, Christian, Jewish and Zen-Buddhist — spoke from their own perspectives about gratitude … Continue reading

Holiday Heroes: Thanksgiving with the Jewish Relief Agency

This week’s Holiday Heroes spotlights those who make up the Jewish Relief Agency. A project that began with just 3 volunteers serving 19 families has grown into one of the area’s most impactful organizations, with 1,000 volunteers serving 3,000 families every month. … 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

Carnegie Foundation and Elijah Interfaith Institute to Draft Friendship Pact for World Religions

  The Carnegie Foundation and The Elijah Interfaith Institute have announced that they are working on a historic friendship treaty between the world’s largest religions, intending to invite senior leaders from various world faiths—such as the Dalai Lama, the Pope, … Continue reading