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In Jewish tradition, Elijah often appears in the guise of an old beggar. The legend says if we treat beggars kindly, the world is deemed ready for peace. Did Elijah visit us and we didn’t notice him? When will we be ready for peace? […] Read More

Rather than vilifying or marginalizing the religious beliefs of others, we must seek out ways to build communities of peace in our multifaith societies. Here are 4 ways to do that in your corner of the planet. […] Read More

Baptists should witness about their own spiritual journeys but must approach people of other faiths with humility, curiosity, kindness and respect. Cultivating these virtues and recalling these 3 factors will yield positive results. […] Read More

When relating to persons of other faiths, Christians can testify passionately about the path they have walked but should not disparage the path others have traveled. We should approach others with humility rather than arrogance. […] Read More

Many Baptists assume evangelism corresponds to proselytization yet don’t consider developing interfaith relationships as a priority. Christ, however, calls us to be faithful witnesses, not successful proselytizers. […] Read More

Baptists By the Sea

Representing 50 million Baptists around the globe, the Baptist World Alliance’s yearly meeting zeroed in on three themes: missions and evangelism, women in ministry, and the need for a theoretical and pragmatic hermeneutic. […] Read More

While certain Christians have justified inaccurate views of Islam and unjust attitudes and actions toward Muslims, the attitude of Jesus toward Samaritans provides the ultimate model for how to deal with the religious other. […] Read More

As hate crimes against Muslims increase at an alarming rate, some Christians imagine behind every Muslim is an intolerant combatant who wants to force his will on them. The love they claim for their Muslim neighbors is problematic. […] Read More

While people of faith, for the most part, should not be held responsible for the violence of some who claim to belong to their group, they do bear responsibility to fight and debunk these ideologies. […] Read More

As the popular bumper sticker urges us, coexisting with other religions is a noble and worthy goal. It’s admittedly hard to achieve, however. Especially when we have such a hard time getting along with folks in our own religion. […] Read More