My Neighbor's Faith: Stories of Interreligious Encounter, Growth, and Transformation

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2013 Catholic Press Association Book Award: Pastoral Ministry (3rd Place)

"Provocative . . . . [In My Neighbor's Faith] long-held assumptions are rethought, unlikely friendships are formed, and suspicions overcome. More often than not, the writers are surprised at what they learn about other religions, and about themselves."--Booklist

We live in the most religiously diverse society in the history of humankind. Every day, people of different religious beliefs and practices encounter one another in a myriad of settings. How has this new situation of religious diversity impacted the way we understand the religious "other," ourselves, and God? Can we learn to live together with mutual respect, working together for the creation of a more compassionate and just world?

My Neighbor's Faith gathers an array of inspiring and penetrating stories about the interreligious encounters of outstanding community leaders, scholars, public intellectuals, and activists. With wisdom, wit, courage, and humility, these writers--from a range of religious backgrounds--share their personal experience of "border-crossing," and the unforgettable lessons learned from their interreligious encounters.

Contributors include: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Phyllis Berman; Mary Boys, Rita Nakashima-Brock, Miguel De La Torre, Irving Greenberg; Ruben Habito, Paul Knitter, Bill J. Leonard, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Brian McLaren, Ji Hyang Padma, Eboo Patel, Judith Plaskow, Paul Raushenbush, Anantand Rambachan, Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Jim Wallis, and many more.

Jennifer Howe Peace is the University Chaplain, ad interim at Tufts University. A long-time interfaith educator and activist Dr. Peace served as the first associate professor of interfaith studies at Andover Newton Theological School and co-founded  the Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education (CIRCLE) a shared initiative with Hebrew College. She is also founder of the Association for Interreligious/ Interfaith Studies (AIIS).

Rabbi Or Rose is Associate Dean at the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College and co-director of CIRCLE.

Gregory Mobley is professor of Christian Bible at Andover Newton Theological School and co-founder of CIRCLE. He is an ordained American Baptist minister.