‘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

Saudi Prince calls for Muslims to join Christians, Jews in Jerusalem meeting

A Saudi prince and current Secretary-General of the Muslim World League has taken the unprecedented and potentially controversial step of urging Muslims to form a delegation alongside Christians and Jewish religious leaders to visit Jerusalem as a step toward peace. “We should send a … Continue reading

Facebook is hiring a director of human rights policy to work on “conflict prevention” and “peace-building”

Facebook  is advertising for a human rights policy director to join its business, located either at its Menlo Park HQ or in Washington DC — with “conflict prevention” and “peace-building” among the listed responsibilities. In the job ad, Facebook writes that as the … Continue reading

2018 Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

The International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation believes that an international conference on the Traditional Systems of Conflict Resolution is highly needed at this crucial time in world history. The traditional rulers are the custodians of peace at the grassroots level, … Continue reading

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

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