Entries tagged with ‘faculty’

Multifaith Musings: New Opportunities for Interfaith Engagement

As religious hate crimes escalate around the country, it is heartening to see a similar rise in efforts to promote inter-religious understanding. Below I describe three initiatives that give me hope: a new statewide organization, a community program, and an event here at Gustavus. These are just a few examples out of many. Future posts […]

Multifaith Musings and Introduction to Dr. Kessler

Judaism is the oldest of the monotheistic Abrahamic religions, with roots that go back more than 3,000 years. Core concepts include a covenant between God and the Jewish people, and God’s word as embodied in the Torah and its commentary, including texts like the Hebrew Bible as well as the Talmud and law codes. Religious […]

Does God Care Who I Vote For: A Review of an Interfaith Discussion

Religion and politics, the two topics banned from dinner conversations, were finally brought to the same table on December 5th in a panel discussion sponsored by the Chaplains’ Office and Religion Department. Chaplain Siri Erickson and Professors John Cha, Sam Kessler, and Fuad Naeem sought to give insight and stimulate student reflection on the interaction […]