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Interfaith Worship and Prayer: We Must Pray Together

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This ground-breaking book contains contributions from 12 different religious traditions: Hinduism, African Traditional Religion, Judaism, Jainism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Shintoism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, Unitarianism and Baha'i. Interfaith worship and prayer can be complex, but this book demonstrates that in a world of many cultures and religions, there is an urgent need for religions to come together with trust and communication, especially when there is a crisis. Full of insights and examples of practice, the book demonstrates how religions can be a powerful means of unity and compassion. The book opposes the 'clash of civilisations' model as a way of interpreting the world and promotes peace, hope, and the possibility of cooperation. Religious believers can be sincere and committed to their own faith, while recognising the need to stand firmly together with members of other religious traditions.

Foreword - TBC; 1. Introduction - Dan Cohn-Sherbok, University of Wales;2. The argument for interfaith prayer and worship - Christopher Lewis, Oxford University;3. Hinduism PART I: - Divine Unity and Human Solidarity. A Hindu Perspective on Praying Together - Anantanand Rambachan, St. Olaf College, Minnesota; PART II: The Devil in his skirt - Shaunaka Rishi Das, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies;4. African Traditional Religion PART I: - Nokuzola Mndende, University of Free State (UFS) and Icamagu Heritage Institute for African Traditional Religion, South Africa; PART II: Joint worship ceremonies of Africanists and Christians in the Kingdom of Swaziland - Hebron L Ndlovu, University of Swaziland; 5. Judaism PART I: Aaron Rosen, King's College London, UK; PART II: Alan Brill, Seton Hall University, USA;6. Jainism PART I: Praying Together in an Atmosphere of Interfaith Harmony - Vinod Kapashi, Mahavir Foundation, London, UK; PART II: Interfaith Involvement of Jains - Natubhai Shah, Jain Network, UK;7. Buddhism PART I: Buddhism and Prayer - Bogodo Seelawimala, London Buddhist Vihara and the Chief Sangha Nayaka of Great Britain; PART II: Issues for Buddhists in Interfaith Settings - Vishvapani Blomfield, Wales, UK;8. Zoroastrianism PART I: Moving forward through Prayer and Worship together - Jehangir Sarosh, Religions for Peace; PART II: Behram Deboo, Zoroastrian Society of Washington State, USA and Maneck Bhujwala, Zoroastrian Associations in Southern and Northern California, USA;9. Shintoism PART I: Yoshinobu Miyake, International Shinto Studies Association (ISSA), Japan; PART II: Yasuhiro Tanaka, Kamo-wake-ikazuchi-jinja Shrine, Japan;10. Christianity PART I: Hugh Ellis, Council of Christian-Muslim Relations and Wycombe Refugee Partnership, UK; PART II: Interfaith prayer - Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook, Claremont School of Theology USA; PART III: Marcus Braybrooke World Congress of Faiths; 11. Islam PART I: Praying with others - Ibrahim Mogra, University of Leicester and De Montfort University, UK; PART II: Monawar Hussain, Eton College, Windsor, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and The Oxford Foundation, UK; PART III: Inclusivist Islam - Usama Hasan, Quilliam, London, UK12. Sikhism PART I: Sikh Response towards Interfaith Worship and Prayer - Pashaura Singh, University of California, Riverside; PART II: Collective Effervescence - Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh, Colby College, USA; PART III: Sikhism Exploration: a personal glimpse into interfaith learning - Lucy Soucek, USA13. Unitarianism PART I: Feargus O'Connor, St Albans Unitarians and Golders Green Unitarians, London.; PART II: Unitarian Universalist Interfaith Worship and Prayer - Jay Atkinson, Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, California14. Baha'I PART I: The Perspective of one Baha'I - Wendi Momen, University of Derby, UK; PART II: 'Consort with all Religions with amity and concord' - George Ballentyne, Leicester City Council, UK15. Concluding Reflection - Alan Race, Executive Chair of the World Congress of Faiths, UKBiographical Notes on ContributorsIndex

A fascinating guide to the variety of approaches to worship, both within and between different faith traditions, as well as the possibilities and limitations of interfaith worship. What is clear is that the human need for inspiration and assurance from The Divine is universal.
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