Hagar/Hājar and the God of All Nations

How does your congregation relate to communities of other faiths? Have you ever welcomed persons of other faiths to your congregation? This past summer, my church had the privilege of hosting a group of international scholars who were in the U.S. to study religious pluralism through the Dialogue Institute. As a program associate and teaching … Continue reading Hagar/Hājar and the God of All Nations

Tour Guide Confessions: Catholic Pilgrims, Bible Riots, and #PopeInPhilly

This past Friday, I had the privilege of leading a group of 50 Catholic pilgrims on a historical tour of Philadelphia. They are in town, of course, for the visit of Pope Francis. Philly history tours typically include visits to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and other sacred national sites related to the national founding period. However, knowing … Continue reading Tour Guide Confessions: Catholic Pilgrims, Bible Riots, and #PopeInPhilly

King Abdullah, Student Exchange, and the Power of Interfaith Hospitality

*This was originally posted to the Germantown Mennonite blog on February 13, 2015. If you are re-posting this, please connect to the original URL: http://germantownmennonite.org/2015/02/13/king-abdullah-student-exchange-and-the-power-of-interfaith-hospitality/ Over the past three years, my family has had the privilege of hosting several Saudi students through a home-stay program affiliated with local universities. The current students we have come to … Continue reading King Abdullah, Student Exchange, and the Power of Interfaith Hospitality