Questioning the coherence of the newly-initiated World Interfaith Harmony Week, Michael Marten says that if neither 'faith' nor 'religion' really serve as useful comparative or relational concepts, it is perhaps intellectually more honest, and practically more fruitful, to abandon the pretence of ‘interfaith’ dialogue in favour of simple ‘interhuman’ dialogue.
Last week, an elderly man attributed several unpleasing characteristics to me because I was wearing a white poppy. My efforts to engage with him and to explain my reasons came to nothing because he was too angry and upset to listen.
A major and sometimes controversial figure in the Israeli peace-making world has arrived in London. Ron Kronish, Director of the Israeli Inter-Religious Co-ordinating Committee for Israel, is visiting St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation.