Category: Building Interfaith Communities

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…

discussing religion in an interfaith world
Building Interfaith Communities

Why Develop an Interreligious Mindset?

As a Christian, my schools and employers have always acknowledged my major religious holidays with days off and celebrations. As part of the religious majority, I was oblivious to others’ religious observances and practices.  Looking…

developing an interreligious mindset
Building Interfaith Communities

Praying with the Other: A Reflection on Community Prayer at Hartford Seminary

One of my earliest memories in elementary school is the prayer that all students recited at the very beginning of the day. This was in Indonesia, where I grew up. I cannot remember the exact…

building interfaith community through multifaith prayer