Editor’s note: all Contributing Scholars begin writing by answering the following question as their first post: Why are you committed to building relationships with those from different religious or ethical traditions? Their answer to this question is below. I am committed to building relationships with those of other religious or ethical traditions because I seek […]
When I entered my graduate degree program in the Fall of 2013, I had no idea I would be entering the world of interfaith. I was intent on getting my Ph.D. in Islamic Studies – and this Master’s degree was just a stepping stone to that goal.
“Let us forget with generosity those who cannot love us.” Pablo Neruda Yom Kippur is the Jewish day of atonement between humanity and the divine. Jewish tradition dictates that atonement between humans is a precursor to atoning and aligning oneself with God. Therefore, the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are days of atonement […]
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 […]