Video: Talking about religion, growing in faith

By Mary Frances Schjonberg
Posted Oct 1, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Diocese of Newark Bishop Mark Beckwith, Rabbi Matthew Gewirtz of Temple B’Nai Jeshurun in Short Hills, New Jersey, and Imam W. Deen Shareef of Masjid Waarith ud Deen in nearby Irvington have worked together to serve the people in the sometimes violence-ridden city of Newark, New Jersey, for the last five years. Each says their relationship has helped them grow in faith.


Comments (6)

  1. P.J. Cabbiness says:

    Beware of the wolf in Sheep’s clothing. I understand the good intentions but we know what the road to hell is paved with. This is disheartening.

  2. thomas mauro says:

    Some people get it. some don’t. these GENTLEmen get it.

  3. Dan Herron says:

    I am happy to see sons of Abraham come together. Yes, they do get!

  4. Frank Jacobson says:

    This kind of sustained dialogue among members of the Abrahamic faiths should be very precious to us. I can’t help believing that God, as great and wise as we all believe God to be, smiles on such attempts to advance understanding.

  5. This is an inspiring story and one which desperately needs to be duplicated in every diocese of the Episcopal Church. I am hoping to have this kind of interfaith witness in the Diocese of the Rio Grande and have already begun entering into intimate religious dialogues and nurturing loving relationships. Thank you Bishop Mark and the Diocese of Newark. Bless you.

  6. Julian Malakar says:

    Love God of your own and love each other irrespective of one’s faith on deity of one’s God/gods. All faiths including atheism teach love for humanity. If all faiths practice what they preach, there should not be any turmoil in the name of God/gods or no-god. God/gods of any religion are the supreme authority and God/gods do not need human hand to protect God/gods’ supremacy. Respecting individual human rights, all faith should have right to propagate their own believe as per their religious teaching. We are living in an imperfect world and dialogue is the way to know each other. It is appreciable taking this courageous step at a time when world is in turmoil because of misunderstanding among different faiths.

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