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The Parliament Newsletter
World Faith
An Interfaith Generation Unwilling to Wait
by Frank Fredericks
Executive Director, World Faith

When religious tension between Muslims and Christians rocked northern Nigeria on January 8th of this year, the refrain of religiously fueled violence sounded so much like it had before. The ‘other’ was at fault for the problems of a region, country, and world. But when the tensions boiled over and violence broke out, resulting in burning down of churches and mosques and the death over 100 people, the response was profoundly different.

This time, young volunteers from World Faith Nigeria took action. Responding to a distress call, they rescued seventy-two passengers from a bus that was set on fire by young attackers. On both sides were young adults taking action. But this time one set of young adults was responding to save lives and, ideally, prevent future violence.


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Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life
Rabbi Irwin Kula

Rabbi Irwin Kula

Is “History Centrism”
a Problem?

In Dialogue with Rajiv Malhotra

Rajiv Malhotra and Joshua Stanton
  Trustee Corner
Dilatato Corde, An Expanded Heart:
A New Online Journal of Interreligious Spirituality

by Leo Lefebure
CPWR Trustee

Dialogue Interreligieux Monastique/Monastic Interreligious Dialogue (DIM/MID) recently launched a new online journal dedicated to exploring interreligious dialogue concerning spirituality and religious experience. The multi-language journal provides a forum for interreligious exchanges concerning prayer and contemplation, spiritual experience, and the spirituality of interreligious dialogue, including contemporary personal testimonies as well as academic and historical studies. The new journal takes its name from a phrase in the prologue of the Rule of Saint Benedict, which invites readers to follow the path of God’s commandments “with an expanded heart.”
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The Spiritual Side of Bereavement
by Kenneth J. Doka, M.Div., Ph.D.
Hospice Foundation of America

For years, Toni and Mark prayed for a child. Well in their 40s, their "miracle child" was born. Handsome and smart, Anthony exceeded all his developmental milestones until he reached 18 months. Then, inexplicably, he seemed to regress.

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  Russia To Celebrate Anniversary Of St. Basil's Cathedral
by Mansur Mirovalev

MOSCOW -- Russia will celebrate the 450th anniversary of St. Basil's Cathedral by opening an exhibition dedicated to the so-called "holy fool" who gave his name to the soaring structure of bright-hued onion domes that is a quintessential image of Russia.

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by Adina Allen
 
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