Throughout history, God has used women in incredible ways to propel the Gospel forward. Whether in the Hebrew Scriptures where women like Deborah, Ruth, Esther, and Miriam were paramount to the preservation of Jewish traditions, or in the New Testament where Mary, Priscilla, and Phoebe were central to early church life, all the way down […]
We, American Jews, have a problem. We are often unwilling or unable to see the tremendous diversity of our own community. The truth is: Jews come in all shapes, sizes and colors. There are Jews of every race and ethnicity — some of whom share a genetic link to Judaism and some who don’t. There are […]
From the 23-24th of May, Istanbul will see the first ever World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) convened by the UN Secretary General. The summit is unique in the sense that it will see a space being created for a multi-stakeholder engagement between member states, INGOS, civil society, academics and private sector. The process leading up to […]
As befits the end of a seven-year cycle, this is a kind of “sabbatical” issue. Six scholars in the field of interreligious studies each respond to one of our previously published articles, using their response to reflect not only on the specific issues in that article but on the issues it raises for the field […]
A brief introduction to Issue 18 by Sue Fendrick, Editor-in-Chief of the JIRS.
Interreligious peacebuilding (IRPB) practitioners operate within the wider context of peace and conflict resolution, applying processes such as dialogue, peace education, conflict resolution, and reconciliation. As an emerging field, several lessons have arisen within IRPB highlighting how it can improve its effectiveness. Interfaith efforts in Israel/Palestine reflect several of these lessons. One main lesson is […]