Mapping Dialogue and Collaboration — With Your Help! By Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook

Posted on March 6th, 2009 | Filed under Best Practices/Non-Profit, In Print: New Books

While it is a great pleasure to read a book, it can be even more gratifying to contribute to one. Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook, Dean of Episcopal Divinity School, is offering readers the opportunity to contribute to her forthcoming book, God Beyond Borders


Request for Input from The Reverend Dr. Kujawa-Holbrook:

I am under contract with the Alban Institute to complete a book, God Beyond Borders, which will focus on local interfaith efforts, for instance, those between local churches, temples, synagogues mosques, etc. I am interested in learning about interreligious groups that work on a local level; educational projects, worship and sharing scared space, community activities, interreligious clergy groups, and pastoral care initiatives (for instance, regarding interfaith marriages). If you have particular suggestions, please contact me. Thank you.

6 Responses to “Mapping Dialogue and Collaboration — With Your Help! By Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook”

  1. Richard Chambers says:

    Dear Dr. Kujawa-Holbrook,
    You may be interested to know about the work of the University of Toronto’s Multi-Faith Centre for Spiritual Practice and Study. For a quick snapshot check out our web site at http://www.multifaith.utoronto.ca

    As a secular, public university the administration struggled for a dozen years with how to support student’s spiritual journeys without privileging one religion over another. The result is the Multi-Faith Centre where students, staff, and faculty have opportunities to pursue both their own interests as well as gain a greater understanding and mutual respect for people of all faiths or none. In the end the University is committed to developing life long scholars, who can make ehtical decisions as global citizens in a multi-faith society.

    Thanks for checking us out.

    Peace,
    Richard Chambers
    Director, University of Toronto Multi-Faith Centre
    tel 416-946-3119

    • Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook says:

      I would love to learn more about the inter-faith centre for my book. Thanks for your response.

  2. farid says:

    The Explorations into Faiths (EIF) Programme started in Singapore in July2007 with the training of 13 volunteer community interfaith volunteers. The second such course was organised in June 2008. Since then, over 680 participants, youth mostly aged 17-35yrs, have taken part in regular monthly interfaith dialogues hosted by local Mosques, Catholic Churches, Buddhist and Taoist Temples, Sikh Gudwara and Baha’i homes. Annual interfaith youth camps and forums have been organised as well as the 1st Interfaith Conference for Practitioners, Educators and Advocates in Nov 2008. Prof Abu Nimer from the American University was invited to run a developmental workshop in Dec 2008 for the community interfaith dialogue facilitators. An interfaith service project is being organised in Sep 2009. The volunteers presented at the 2nd INternational Conference on Character Development through Experiential and Service Learning (www.servicelearning.nie.edu.sg). EIF is sponsored by Grants from the Southeast Community Development Council of SIngapore (www.southeastcdc.org.sg).

  3. Karen Boyett says:

    We sponsor a local youth leadership program that focuses on living successfully in a diverse society. Our programs approach religion/faith as a component of culture along with race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender, etc. Feel free to contact me if you would like to learn more. (pluralism@interfaithsn.org)