Too often religion seems to fuel more hatred than love, more conflict than collaboration. The authors of Getting to the Heart of Interfaitha rabbi, a pastor, and a sheikhhave developed a unique friendship that provides a rich understanding about the road to interfaith spirituality. These three "interfaith amigos," as they have called themselves on their Interfaith Talk Radio show, embody a revolutionary spirit of healing. As they share their stories of how their friendship grew, they speak openly about the difficult matters, and the need to do the inner spiritual work, in order to go beyond tolerance and intellectual understanding to a vital, inclusive spirituality. From their deep commitment and lived experience, they present ways we can work together to transcend the differences that have divided us historically.
The book offers many insights and encouragements for individuals and groups who want to tap into the promise of interfaith dialoguethat if we get to know each other, we will be able not only to open to the beauty and wisdom of each other's traditions, but also to find spiritual healing for our deeply wounded human family. The book includes suggestions for "where do we go from here" and additional readings, discussion questions and actions, and group-usage suggestions for lay people and clergy groups.