Bill Bonner’s diatribe against undergraduate education at UVA in the name of Thomas Jefferson and Rabbi HIllel demonstrates the same lazy habits of thinking and writing that I try to drill out of my first year undergraduates. Here’s what he could learn from reading R. Hillel more closely.
Reflecting on his experience of interfaith dialogue, Yitz describes his process of moving from a place of resistance to a place of openness and learning. The turning point was meeting a group of particularly visionary Christians who were able to offer powerful and nuanced critique of Christianity from within and to speak out against those [...]
Inter-religious Dialogue is understood as a method of peace-building—bringing people together to learn to live in peace — which is different than peace-making, whereby politicians and diplomats develop peace treaties between governments. In Israel and Palestine, we are engaged in interreligious dialogue in the midst of conflict, which means that we are not “resolving” the macro conflict, but are [...]
“My student just sent 500 of his closest friends and me an e-mail that says Obama is a radical Muslim only pretending to be a Christian. He wrote that if Obama becomes president, our country will be run by a terrorist. How should I respond to his e-mail?” This was the last question – the [...]