Hearing the Call Across Traditions: Readings on Faith and Service
SkyLight Paths Pub., 2009 - Religion - 337 pages
The call of faith and the call of service are often heard together. Faith is often related to the endeavor to improve the world, materially or otherwise.
This unique collection of prose, verse, and sacred texts from different religious perspectives explores faith, service and social justice through the lens of literature. Drawing from diverse literary genres, religious and philosophical perspectives, and historical periods, these short and provocative readings are organized thematically to provoke reflection on these three questions:
Why do I serve? Whom do I serve? How do I serve?
Contributions come from across the world's faith traditionsChristianity, Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Taoism, and more. Contributorsyoung and old, contemporary and ancient, male and femaleinclude such spiritual and literary luminaries as: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rabindranath Tagore, Flannery O'Connor, Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, Dorothy Day, Chuang Tzu, Rumi, Thich Nhat Hanh, Mary Oliver, George Orwell, and more. Includes discussion questions, guides to readings by genre and tradition, and resources on how to form interfaith groups and engage them in service.
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Review: Hearing the Call Across Traditions: Readings on Faith and ServiceUser Review - Jennifer - Goodreads
There were some great selections but some felt like they were stretched too tight to a particular theme and did not seem as relevant. It was cool to read so many stories from different faith traditions, though. Read full review