(photographer unknown) Warning: This essay contains content intended for mature audiences. Parental supervision is advised. Somewhere, on the edge of consciousness, there is what I call a mythical norm, which each one of us within our hearts knows “that is not me.” In america, this norm is usually defined as white, thin, male, young, heterosexual, christian, […]
This summer, Abigail has been completing an intensive unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), an interfaith professional training for chaplaincy, at a hospital in the Los Angeles area. In her CPE program, as in most, students work as chaplain interns in the hospital, fulfilling the requirement of 300 clinical hours through seeing patients and 100 […]
“I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute… I believe in an America that is officially neither Catholic, Protestant nor Jewish – where no public official either requests or accepts instructions on public policy from the Pope, the National Council of Churches or any other ecclesiastical source […]
We are delighted to present this issue on interfaith/multifaith environmental activism and teachings, expertly curated by the Rev. Fletcher Harper, Executive Director of GreenFaith, a leading interfaith environmental organization. We at the JIRS are grateful to Fletcher, the folks at GreenFaith, and the many contributors to this issue for the wealth of perspectives we are […]
A brief introduction to Issue 19 by Sue Fendrick, Editor-in-Chief of the JIRS.
The twenty-four month period leading up to the Paris climate negotiations last December, also known as COP 21, represented, by almost any measure, a high water mark of the religious-environmental movement. Never before have religious groups around the world within such a concentrated period of time shown such a level of public support for environmental […]