Interfaith Dialogue Guide

“InterActive Faith: The Essential Community Building Handbook”. 2008 Skylight Press

InterActive Faith” is a basic overview guide on interfaith dialogue for persons of all faiths edited by Rev. Bud Heckman, Executive Director of Religions for Peace USA. It is a resource guide for sharing resources, approaches, best practices for interfaith dialogue work. It has been written collaboratively in consultation with our traditions.

This practical guide to the key methods and resources of the interfaith movement to effectively help people engage with people of other faith traditions in order to increase understanding and acceptance in the community and beyond.

Drawing on the knowledge and experience of interfaith leaders from the world’s many faith traditions, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Baha’i Faith, Jainism, Shinto, Sikh Faith, Taoism, Zoroastrianism, this comprehensive resource provides practical ideas for connecting with people of all faiths and backgrounds through common concerns and activities that promote respect and support. It enables communities rich with diversity to work together to create paths toward peace and justice.

This guide also entails a brief overview of major faith traditions and a guide to interfaith organizations and resources.

What Is Interfaith Dialogue and Why Is It Important?
Overview of the Major Faith Traditions
Models of Spoken Interfaith Dialogue
Building Interfaith Bridges Through Art
Creating Interfaith Ceremonies and Services
Advocacy and Service as Avenues for Interfaith Dialogue
Potential Pitfalls and Common Errors