Humility, Commitment, Trust in Interconnectedness, Empathy and Hospitality: Cultivating Dispositions for Interfaith Dialogue


Catherine Cornille, in her splendid book The Im-Possibiity of Interreligious Dialogue (Orbis Books, 2008), summarizes the virtues or dispositions that seem to be required of anyone who wants to take up the exciting venture of entering into a conversation with religious traditions and persons different from one’s own religious practice. These virtues are worth pondering … Continue reading Humility, Commitment, Trust in Interconnectedness, Empathy and Hospitality: Cultivating Dispositions for Interfaith Dialogue

The Search for a Deeper Grounding for Service and Action in our Secular World


Many people today who are deeply concerned about the world’s suffering inhabit a secularized worldview in which it is assumed that religious understandings of salvation or spiritual liberation are irrelevant to the material needs and ways of thinking prevalent in our time. Such people, of course, do not see religious disciplines as a resource to … Continue reading The Search for a Deeper Grounding for Service and Action in our Secular World

God Loves the Stranger


“God Loves the Stranger” Deuteronomy 10:18 When I take these words deeply into my being, my flesh and blood, there is enormous relief. I am no longer struggling to protect the limited ideas I have about who I am. I am no longer projecting endlessly limited ideas of who you are. I am free. No one … Continue reading God Loves the Stranger