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COVID-19 | COVID-19 Lockdown | interfaith dialogue | sermons

COVID Sermons with WBEZ Chicago

In partnership with WBEZ Chicago, the Martin Marty Center is proud to present "COVID Sermons" where religious leaders from around the city reflect on the relevance of their tradition for navigating the COVID-19 pandemic on the second anniversary of t...

March 18, 2022

fundamentalism | Fundamentalism Project | interfaith dialogue | Islam | philanthropy | R. Scott Appleby | University of Notre Dame

Not Wishy-Washy

“Watered-down,” “characterless,” “irresolute,” “sapless,” “bland,” “namby-pamby,” and “diluted,” are some synonyms for “wishy-washy,” a word some critics say I use too often when I write about or discuss what is unproductive in interfaith (and other ...

March 27, 2017

interfaith dialogue | religious progressives | evangelical Christians | nones | atheists | E.J. Dionne

Religious Conservatives, "Nones," and Interfaith Dialogue

Too often, interfaith programs fail to attract broad participation and have little social impact. One major reason for this is that they tend to take place in an echo chamber of religious progressives. Local and regional interfaith associations ar...

May 14, 2015