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Is Repentance a Matter of Words or Deeds?

Joe: "In the stories of Jesus that ground my own faith tradition, repentance and forgiveness are common themes." Rebecca: "Jewish tradition sees both words and deeds as key components of repentance - one is not sufficient without the other."

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Campuses Plan for High Holidays During Pandemic

"Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, Rabbis and Jewish Life coordinators across campuses are hoping to take the High Holidays as a moment to spread the same message: that though times are dire now, there is always hope."

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Kenosha's Rabbi Offers Prayer For Her City

"Eternal Beacon of Clarity and Compassion:  We ask you to help us see our moral failings, found in the blindness and self-centeredness that keep us from confronting the truth that we live in a society built on systemic racism."

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Why Our Church Decided to Be a Voting Site

We may not worship in our building for another six months to a year but, God help us, we will be part of the American project of our diverse democracy, enabling every vote to truly count.

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Black Leaders & the Future of Higher Education

IFYC’s president and founder, Eboo Patel, joined Fred Davie (Executive Vice President, Union Theological Seminary), Mary Dana Hinton (President, Hollins University), and Lori White (President, DePauw University) for an engaging conversation.

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Is Repentance a Matter of Words or Deeds?
Campuses Plan for High Holidays During Pandemic
Kenosha's Rabbi Offers Prayer For Her City
Why Our Church Decided to Be a Voting Site
Black Leaders & the Future of Higher Education

INTERFAITH AMERICA

Rebecca Russo & Joe Morrow
article - September 18, 2020
Joe: "In the stories of Jesus that ground my own faith tradition, repentance and forgiveness are common themes." Rebecca: "Jewish tradition sees both words and deeds as key components of repentance - one is not sufficient without the other."
Scott Shigeoka and Jason Marsh
article - September 17, 2020
There are many misconceptions about bridging differences, so we consulted with researchers and practitioners to clarify what it is—and what it isn’t.
Rev. Nic Cable
article - September 16, 2020
"We also look forward to more ways that we can connect now, instead of waiting and waiting and waiting for the right time to be together safely in person. Now is the time to be together, whether body or in spirit."
Becca Hartman-Pickerill
article - September 15, 2020
We may not worship in our building for another six months to a year but, God help us, we will be part of the American project of our diverse democracy, enabling every vote to truly count.
Silma Suba
article - September 14, 2020
We reached out to religious life coordinators and interfaith chaplains across the U.S. to share prayers, reflections, meditations, that offer courage and wisdom from diverse faiths to help us navigate this time of uncertainty.
Multiple Authors
article - September 11, 2020
IFYC’s president and founder, Eboo Patel, joined Fred Davie (Executive Vice President, Union Theological Seminary), Mary Dana Hinton (President, Hollins University), and Lori White (President, DePauw University) for an engaging conversation.
Eboo Patel
article - September 10, 2020
"Mohammad Salman Hamdani has been denied some of the recognition that many think should be his due, given the combination of heroic sacrifice and prejudice-driven suspicion."
Rev. Dr. Katherine Henderson
article - September 10, 2020
"Psalm 82 speaks pointedly about the right exercise of power. Less poetic and more prophetic, the psalmist draws us into a courtroom scene where God acts as the Defender of Justice."
Valarie Kaur
article - September 10, 2020
"I felt a deep longing for relief, and a desire to change the story. I thought of my reconciliation with Roshan and how it had created a new story for both of us. I realized that in all the places I had mourned, the perpetrator was always missing."
Allyson Zacharoff
article - September 9, 2020
"And this whole opportunity came about because some very eager priests and nuns pushed me out of the way—but it also came about because I was open to talking with someone who was very different than me"
Batya Levine
video - September 9, 2020
"This song came through the day after the 2016 election in a moment of deep fear and despair in the face of such great unknown. I reached inward for a prayer, for a shred of hope, and what I found was the vision of holy resistance..."
Enzi Tanner
video - September 9, 2020
"Adonai, You are my shepherd./ You lead me back to community/ where we can comfort each other/ and challenge each other to build a more equitable future/ Monuments/ that were erected during the height of the Klan/ are starting to come down/ NASCAR"
Carolina Borjas
article - September 8, 2020
"Whether you were born in a post-9/11 era or just became a U.S. citizen like me, this is our time to ask questions and let our voices be heard by casting our ballot."
Becca Hartman-Pickerill
article - September 4, 2020
"And you have to have a mechanism for righting that imbalance so you don’t conspire into deeper sin. …. And that applies in economic systems and labor as much as in sin and people’s relationship with God.”
Jacqueline Perez Valencia
article - September 3, 2020
"As you celebrate Labor Day as a day off, I ask you to appreciate the moment and understand that it is not the reality of everyone. There will still be farmworkers working the fields without ever being able to work remotely."
Rabbi Dena Feingold
article - September 3, 2020
"Eternal Beacon of Clarity and Compassion:  We ask you to help us see our moral failings, found in the blindness and self-centeredness that keep us from confronting the truth that we live in a society built on systemic racism."
Multiple Authors
video - September 2, 2020
Racial Justice and Interfaith Cooperation in the Age of #BLM webinar ask the question, “What is the role of Black religions, religiosity, interfaith studies & religious studies in the movement for Black lives and racial equity in the 21st Century?"
Dr. Jerome Groopman
article - September 2, 2020
For more than four decades, I have cared for very ill people with cancer, blood diseases, and AIDS...The words of Psalm 6 speak deeply to the psychological core of patients’ fears, and to how prayer can surmount fears and provide focus and direction
Paul Raushenbush
article - September 1, 2020
“We can live peacefully and safely if we work together, to work through our differences, get rid of systemic racism, and have a strategic plan to move forward.”
Pardeep Singh Kaleka
article - August 31, 2020
"To embrace the uniqueness and divinity in which God created us means to look at yourself with the same awe that you look at the world. To embrace faith is to see the worth in not only in yourself but in others, and in everyone."
Rabbi Aubrey Glazer
article - August 26, 2020
“Hallelujah,” written by Montréal’s iconic poet and singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, has become for many a post-modern psalm. Why? What is it about this contemporary classic that gives it the power of a canonical prayer? Or is it heresy...

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