Friday, November 19, 2010
What would Jesus do to mend interfaith misunderstandings?
Recently, at the North Wood Church in Keller, Texas, a global faith forum was conducted. At the event, the question was asked: How can Christians communicate what we believe without being denigrating or inflammatory?
In particular, event organizers wanted to explore this question in the context of interfaith relations between Christians with Muslims and Christians with Jews. Too often, according to author Mark Galli, relationships between Christians and other groups are marked by misunderstandings and anger.
So, given the state of the world and previous missteps between religions in relating to each other, the possible answers to how Christians communicate with other faiths is examined through the lens of "What would Jesus Do?"
The New York Theological Seminary is an institution dedicated to social justice, religious tolerance, diversity and multiculturalism. The mission of the seminary is to prepare men and women, from every background, for careers in ministry.