Interfaith Dialogue at the Grass Roots

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Interfaith Dialogue at the Grassroots (Temple University Press, 2009) Preface by Leonard Swidler, edited by Rebecca Kratz Mays. When diverse faiths come together the encounter can be intense, awkward, even violent, but creating a dialogue can help reconcile differences. The contributors to Interfaith Dialogue at the Grass Roots consider the patience and passion involved in promoting such interfaith activities. The essays seek to empower rabbis, imams, pastors, and their congregants to take up the work of interreligious dialogue as a peacemaking activity. The book provides guidelines for conducting interfaith encounters, showing how storytelling and conversations can make these meetings productive and constructive, and reveals how to establish and inspire peace. Each chapter includes questions for reflection and suggestions for action. Contributors include: S. Mark Heim, Maria Hornung, Edith Howe, Michael S. Kogan, April Kunze, Khaleel Mohammed, Achmad Munjid, Eboo Patel, Marcia Prager, Noah Silverman, Joseph Stoutzenberger, Leonard Swidler, Racelle Weiman, Miriam Therese Winter, and the editor.