Top 11 Books Published in 2011

For the second year (last year's list is available here) I offer my list of the "top 10 books published this year."  Since this is 2011, I have expanded the list to include eleven titles. Aboujaoude, Elias Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality Borg, Marcus Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power – And How They Can Be Restored Chaves, Mark American Religion: Contemporary Trends Chittister, Joan Happiness Kinnaman, Read More …

Nuclear Realities and Religious Responsibility

Last week I attended Florida Gulf Coast University's annual Interfaith Clergy Seminar, which is organized by the university's Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Human Rights Studies.  I have had the pleasure of attending this event three of the first four years it has been held.  Each year I appreciate the intentional interaction with clergy of other faiths more than the previous year. While there has been a highly regarded speaker at each seminar, this was the first year that the Read More …

Interfaith Possibilities

Hundreds of students from around the nation spent this past weekend at Princeton University for the 5th Annual Coming Together Interfaith Conference (CT5).  The conference promoted "the importance of inter-religious engagement and understanding at American universities" and provided  the student participants opportunities  to "discuss how interfaith councils are formed, the role they have on campus and ideas for meaningful programs that promote unity and peace."  Attendees at this "student Read More …

Review of Christians & Jews – Faith to Faith

Rabbi James Rudin.  Christians & Jews - Faith to Faith: Tragic History, Promising Present, Fragile Future.  Jewish Lights Publishing: 2011.  ISBN: 9781580234320. Meet the Author Rabbi James Rudin is widely recognized as an international leader in interreligious relations. He has been affiliated with the  American Jewish Committee (AJC) since 1968 in a variety of roles including National Interreligious Affairs Director. Since retiring from that position in 2000, he has served as Senior Read More …