|A good general source for audio-visual materials is the Hartley Film Foundation, which produces and distributes documentaries and audios on world religions, spirituality, and ethics. Browse its web site.
Building the Interfaith Youth Movement: Beyond Dialogue to Action, Eboo Patel and Patrice Brodeur, editors [Rowman & Littlefield, 2006]. Contributions include program descriptions written by their founders and leaders, plus theory and methodology. Order from a bookseller as ISBN 0742550672.
Christianity and Human Rights edited by Frances Adeney and Arvind Sharma, ISBN #10-0791469522 and 13-978-0791469521. A wide-ranging look at the ambiguous relationship of Christianity and human rights, viewed both by academicians and activists, with special attention to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the World's Religions. Contributors include Terry Muck on interreligious dialogue and human rights and Margaret O. Thomas on the right to change one's religion, David Little, Max Stackhouse, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Sumner Twiss.
Do You realise Europe is in the throes of a civil war? a short London Times comment by Larry Siedentop on the struggle to understand secularism and accept pluralism, with comments about what is happening to American views today.
Festival of Faiths Handbook, the Cathedral Heritage Foundation (Louisville, Ky.). A how-to guide for others who want to use the Louisville model. Download. See the report on this program by the Pluralism Project.
Fostering Dialogue Across Divides: A Nuts and Bolts Guide, Public Conversations Project, intended for both experienced and novice facilitators of dialogue between parties in conflict. Can be ordered or downloaded.
Guidelines on Multifaith Thematic Ritual by Joyce Manson. She says, “I am not an advocate of using Christian words or orders of worship to describe what others do but rather propose to let others together with us bring what each offers, expecting respectful listening for understanding. National holidays and social themes lend themselves to multifaith thematic ritual.” She asks $2.00 to send her paper. Contact her to get her address.
How to Be a Perfect Stranger: the Essential Religious Etiquette Handbook edited by S.M. Matlins and A.J. Magida. Fourth edition, updated and revised, SkyLight Paths. Information needed before a visit. ISBN-13: 978-1-59473-140-2 and ISBN-10: 1-59473-140-3. (Note that Matlins has also published The Perfect Stranger’s Guide to Wedding Ceremonies and The Perfect Stranger’s Guide to Funerals and Grieving Practices.)
In Good and Generous Faith: Christian Responses to Religious Pluralism by Kenneth Cracknell, Pilgrim Press, 2006. Deals with salvation, Christology, the spirituality of religious pluralism, an ethic of friendship, witness through dialogue.ISBN
Interfaith Voices podcasts, from the Interfaith Voices radio show, available for free downloading in mp3 format or as streaming audio. Access both current and archived programming. See the schedule of what is available by going online.
Interreligious Dialogue and Evangelism by Terry Muck, published in Buddhist-Christian Studies
Is There Common Ground Among Religions? by Terry Muck, published in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
Lausanne Documents from the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, significant records of consultations by evangelicals from around the world who give attention to the issues of the particularity and culture of various peoples.
Meet Your Neighbors: Interfaith FACTS, published by Faith Communities Today (FACT), a congregational studies research program administered at Hartford Seminary. A comparison of beliefs, practices, and vitality across Christian, Jewish, and Muslims congregations in America. Downloadable or available for purchase.
Models and Methods of Continuing Education for Christian Ministry in the Religiously Plural Context by Lucinda Mosher, in Teaching Theology & Religion, Volume 9, Number 2, April 2006, explores a variety of models for both providing accurate information about the neighbor and providing Christian theological resources about diversity.
Multifaith Dialogue, Service and Action Model Ideas by Joyce Manson. She writes, “Most of what is called dialogue in my experience is really exchange of information, often with a person of one faith speaking and the audience asking questions. I use Leonard Swidler's Dialogue Decalogue for suggesting something ongoing and deeper if there is eventually openness to this. We have had successful multifaith service here [in the Seattle area] with homelessness and Habitat for Humanity. Social action groups within the religions can be located, if near you, to work together or issue a statement where there is resonance on issues.” She asks $2.00 to send her paper. Contact her to get her address.
Online Interfaith Resource Guides (2006), a Pluralism Project research report. Provides a selected list of valuable resources for training, educational and discussion events, creating guidelines.
Religion in American Public Life: Living with Our Deepest Differences, by Azizah al-Hibri, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Charles C. Haynes, Martin Marty. Intended to stimulate discussion and provoke independent thinking; recommended by the PC(USA) and Public Education book list. ISBN #10-
Shared Wisdom: Growing Grassroots Interfaith Relationships, by Paul Chaffee, from the Interfaith Center at the Presidio, provides guidance followed by reflection questions
STOP the HATE curriculum from the Interfaith Alliance, includes sessions on what religious traditions say about human dignity, interpersonal relationships, and diversity; stereotyping; teaching children
Suggested Guidelines for Public Prayer, from the Tulsa Interfaith Alliance, available online
Taking Religious Pluralism Seriously: Spiritual Politics on America's Sacred Ground, Barbara McGraw and Jo Renee Formicola, eds. Looks at the nature of the dialogue needed in forums supportive of a multireligious democratic nation. ISBN #10-1932792333 and ISBN #13-
978-1932792331 and available as an e-book.
Terrorism and Religions by H.S. Wilson, written post-9/11 and available online. Meet this network participant through his writing.
The Dialogue Decalogue: Groundrules for Interreligious, Intercultural Dialogue, by Leonard Swidler, a widely distributed short piece first published in the Journal of Ecumenical Studies in 1983
What Do Our Neighbors Believe? Questions and Answers on Judaism, Christianity, Islam, by Howard Greenstein, Kendra Hotz, and John Kaltner, a new Westminster John Knox Press book that asks questions about key issues of our time. ISBN #10- 0664230652 and ISBN #13- 978-0664230654.
Women's Interfaith Initiatives in the United States Post 9/11, by Kathryn Lohre, a research paper for the Pluralism Project presented in 2006; names various groups but does not offer web links
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