Category: Building Interfaith Communities

Building Interfaith Communities

Reflection on 9-11 at Hartford Seminary And Our Commitment to Building Interfaith Understanding

On September 11, 2001, our world changed. That Tuesday has affected everyone around the world in ways that are still being felt. I was living in Cairo, Egypt in September 2001. I had just come…

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Building Interfaith Communities

How Hartford Seminary Students and Faculty Interfaith Efforts Support Refugees

Refugees can face overwhelming challenges as they strive to rebuild their lives in an unfamiliar country, assimilate into a new culture, become economically self-sufficient, and even, simply to survive.  In order to meet these challenges…

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Building Interfaith Communities Islamic Chaplaincy

How to Suffer with Grace: Lessons from a Beloved Chaplain

Imam Sohaib Sultan didn’t know much about me, except that I was Hartford Seminary’s Director of Communications and that I asked him from time to time for favors, such as letting us post his picture…

Imam Sohaib Sultan smiling, a lesson on suffering with grace
Building Interfaith Communities Religious Pluralism & Religion in the Modern World

The Need for Discussing Religion in an Interfaith World

In a diverse society, debate is unavoidable. How do we discuss sensitive topics like religion openly, productively, and respectfully? There’s the old maxim of forbidden dinner table topics – right at the top, you’ll find…

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