Thursday, May 19, 2011

"Quakers and the Interfaith Movment": A New Book!

This summer I will be traveling again in the ministry, sharing my new book  "Quakers and the Interfaith Movement" and  giving a workshop on this topic at the Friends General Conference Gathering at Grinnell College in Iowa. During June and July I plan to visit Friends across the country, sharing this book and its message with Friends everywhere. Please let me know if you'd like a visit. My intinerary includes Phoenix, Flagstaff, Denver, Albuquerque, Amarillo, Oklahoma City, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Richmond (IND), New York City, Philadelphia, DC, Princeton, etc. I hope to see you in my travels!
You can also order the book  online at:

This handbook consists of writings by Quakers who have played significant roles in the interfaith movement and have helpful advice and insights to offer. While this book is mainly intended for Quakers, we hope it will be useful for all who are concerned about interfaith peacemaking and dialogue. Contributors include Alexander Kern, Gene Hoffman, Kay Lindahl, Michael Birkel, Stephanie Crumley-Effinger, Rhoda Gilman, Michael Sells, Sallie King, Rachel Stacy, Jim Cason, Richard Bellin, Pablo Stanfield, Max Carter, David Rush, and Tim Sallinger.

"With its numerous advices, spiritual queries, and clear examples, this book is a wonderful, engaging guide to the challenging yet essential work of interreligious dialogue for those of us living in a world all too frequently disrupted by religious violence. It is filled with an eminently practical wisdom that can stimulate Friends and others to consider how we, too, may become involved in working toward interreligious understanding and harmony. Highly recommended reading for aspiring peacemakers in the 21st century!" -Stephen W. Angell, Leatherock Professor of Quaker Studies at the Earlham School of Religion.

"The 18C Quaker sage, John Woolman, spoke about 'the language of the pure Spirit, which inwardly moves upon the heart.' In the 21 C, Anthony Manousos and others in this marvellous volume have wisely discerned that the Spirit is leading us to interfaith dialogue and understanding. The distinctive way of being religious in our time is to be interreligious. I am grateful that the contributors to this volume are leading the way in that urgently needed and transformative endeavor."-Joseph Prabhu, Professor of Philosophy, Cal State Los Angeles. Ex-president, Society of Asian and Comparative Philosophy. Member, Executive Committee, Parliament of the World's Religions.

No comments:

Post a Comment