Beyond Tolerance: How People Across America Are Building Bridges Between Faiths (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jul 31, 2008 - Religion - 256 pages
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At a time when religious conflict and violence seem to dominate the media, distinguished religion journalist Gustav Niebuhr set off across America to find people who are building, not burning, the bridges between faiths. As he travels across the country-from Queens and Baltimore to Louisville and Los Angeles-he finds Buddhists, Catholics, Jews, Baptists, Muslims, and Episcopalians reaching out to one another to find common ground between their faiths. This insightful and deeply felt exploration of the nature of community and religion is a tribute to their efforts and a boost of much-needed optimism that reminds all Americans of their common goals, no matter their faith.


  

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Contents

PREFACE
UNDER THE PILLAR OF SMOKE
BEYOND TOLERATION
AN IDEA REVIVED FOR THE BATTLEFIELD
HOSPITALITY
AN ERA OF CONVERSATION
GATEKEEPERS
I DECLARATIONS SERMONS SPEECHES AND OTHER STATEMENTS
II NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES
III RADIO AND TELEVISION BROADCASTS
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About the author (2008)

Gustav Niebuhr, former Religion reporter for the New York Times, is the Associate Professor of Religion at Syracuse University. Over his twenty-year career as a journalist, he’s also worked for The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and the Atlanta Journal/Constitution, and has established a reputation as a leading writer about American religion. His work has been published in anthologies, magazines and on the internet. He’s a frequent commentator on religion for NPR’s "All Things Considered."

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