View Full Version : Seven Principles of Interfaith Engagement

04-23-2016, 11:22 AM

Very good article on how to work with other faith groups. Read the entire article for the expansion on these points. I especially appreciate the last one. Engaging with others doesn't mean weakening your faith. It can enhance it and enable you to think more clearly about and appreciate your own faith more.

1) The world’s religions are different from each other.
2) The differences between religions are different.
3) Religions, and sects of religions, have different ways of understanding religious differences.
4) Different issues make for surprising interfaith bedfellows!
5) It’s good to know something about the world’s religions: at least enough to know just how much you don’t know
6) In America today, “innerfaith” exploration is part of interfaith engagement.
7) You can grow in your own faith tradition through deep exposure to other traditions.

04-25-2016, 04:03 AM
I'd love traditional christians to be less-afraid of exploring other faiths. I suspect God moves on people in ways outside the Christian bible and to brand "non-believers" as hell-bound because they don't use words like "Jesus" and "sinners" is the antithesis of the central point - To Love.