Spotlight on Organizations That Promote Dialogue: How Braver Angels Began

Spotlight on Organizations That Promote Dialogue: How Braver Angels Began

Co-founder David Lapp describes the first event that marked the founding of Braver Angels, and organization that seeks to “… bring Americans together to bridge the partisan divide and strengthen our democratic republic.” The event was a weekend gathering of people from both sides of the partisan divide with the purpose to get people talking to each other and building a dialogue between these 2 seemingly intractable ideologies.

Gratitude As Pedagogy

Gratitude As Pedagogy

Gratitude involves the acknowledgement of what people have or receive and the conscious action of wanting to give back in some ways. When applied in an academic context, gratitude can help students to improve student/teacher and student/student relationships; it can help them to be more aware of their learning environment and increase understanding and focus on their studies. It can also improve mental health and wellbeing of both students and teachers.

Pope Francis & Muslim-Catholic Dialogue: An Illustrated Novel?

Pope Francis & Muslim-Catholic Dialogue: An Illustrated Novel?

iPub is embarking on a new, courageous project to bring the story of Pope Francis and Muslim-Catholic dialogue into the realm of the illustrated, or graphic, book. The authors of this illustrated book, Khaleel Mohommad, Professor, Moussa Serge Traore, Catholic Priest, and Leonard Swidler, Professor, will place this story in Iraq. It will follow the visit of Pope Francis to that country on a dialogue building mission to create peace, tolerance and unity between Catholics and Muslims there in March of 2021.

Bob Moses, Civil Rights Leader, Led Us to Imagine the End of Racism

Bob Moses, Civil Rights Leader, Led Us to Imagine the End of Racism

The author, Rabbi James Rudin, remembers Bob Moses, voter rights activist and education promoter who passed away earlier this year. Having met Moses in the 60’s during a period of protest and activism by many, including Jewish and Christian clergy together, Rudin was inspired by the words and passion of the young Moses. In this article he reflects on that experience and the enduring imprint it made on his mind.

DIALOGUE DIMENSIONS, DIRECTIONS & DEGREES

DIALOGUE DIMENSIONS, DIRECTIONS & DEGREES

Through Dialogue we grow and expand our world view, into our whole-ness or holi-ness. When we encounter another, “alien ego,” through dialogue we grow, expand and “pass over” to an even more complete world view and whole-ness, or holiness. Thus we become more complete and transformed. This transformation can then be shared with those who are “home” or community.

LOVE IN ACTION IS THE PURPOSE OF HUMAN LIFE

LOVE IN ACTION IS THE PURPOSE OF HUMAN LIFE

Summing up Christianity, and perhaps Judaism as well, is Love, expressed in the “Golden Rule.” This core teaching is deeply rooted in the Torah and Judaism. It gives an actionable purpose to human life, as well as meaning to the question of “what,” or “who,” is God.

Love or Perish – A Review of Harold Kasimow’s New Book

Love or Perish – A Review of Harold Kasimow’s New Book

Harold Kasimow’s new book, Love or Perish, explores the questions that still haunt those who try to understand how the Holocaust could happen if there is a God. Perhaps even more importantly, Kasimow relates his ideas about how interfaith dialogue can help to prevent another Holocaust from happening in our very divided and stratified global society.

Time to Become Ultra-Human?

Time to Become Ultra-Human?

“We have just embarked on a new year, but I wonder what the “new” is? After all, we still have the same president and the same problems repeated daily on the “news blues.” Our New Year’s resolutions still harbor the same gripes and opinions. We want to change, but we cannot seem to get beyond a cultural depression.” In this wonderful piece Sam Holt evaluates these questions and discusses what he believes we should do to overcome the New Years Blues.