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State of Formation is Hiring

Job Description: Communications Assistant, State of Formation

Responsibilities: The Communications Assistant for State of Formation is responsible for managing the online presence of State of Formation and attracting new Contributing Scholars.  Working closely with the Managing Editor, the Communications Assistant will work on the following key tasks:

  • Sending a “call for contributors” to key…

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Added by Inter-Religious Dialogue on January 6, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

State of Formation Today at the AAR/SBL Gathering

Earlier today, at the annual meeting for AAR/SBL, current and prospective Contributing Scholars gathered to discuss the process of articulating their personal perspectives and set of beliefs online. Both Diana Eck and Paul Raushenbush came to both listen and discuss how emerging leaders can shape their voices in the public sphere. As Diana Eck said, "Scholarship should turn…

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Added by Inter-Religious Dialogue on November 24, 2013 at 11:47pm — No Comments

Outstanding Contributing Scholars Announced!

Outstanding Contributing Scholars to Present at State of Formation Workshop

On November 24th State of Formation will host a workshop for its Contributing Scholars and potential new scholars -- read more here for details. We are pleased to announce that we will also feature the stories and voices of the following three Outstanding Contributing…

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Added by Inter-Religious Dialogue on October 23, 2013 at 7:01am — No Comments

UPDATED: State of Formation to feature Paul Raushenbush and top scholars in workshop at AAR/SBL

State of Formation Workshop:

Writing for the Online Public Sphere

November 24, 2013 | 2-5PM | Room: Hyatt Regency- Columbia |300 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21202

RSVP to honna@irdialogue.org by November 15

Held in conjunction with the annual meeting for the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature, State…

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Added by Inter-Religious Dialogue on September 22, 2013 at 10:08pm — No Comments

Contest: Outstanding Contributing Scholars for AAR/SBL

State of Formation Workshop:

Writing for the Online Public Sphere

November 24, 2013 | 2-5PM | Room: Hyatt Regency- Columbia |300 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21202

At the 2013 AAR & SBL Annual Meeting, State of Formation will host a workshop for new and potential Contributing Scholars. We hope to feature between 2-3 Outstanding Contributing Scholars who…

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Added by Inter-Religious Dialogue on September 3, 2013 at 7:01am — No Comments

Save the Date: State of Formation at the American Academy of Religion

State of Formation Workshop:

Writing for the Online Public Sphere

November 24, 2013 | 2-5PM | Room: Hyatt Regency- Columbia |300 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21202

Held in conjunction with the annual meeting for the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature, State of Formation is pleased to announce it will host a workshop for current and emerging religious and…

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Added by Inter-Religious Dialogue on August 19, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

State of Formation Annual Contributing Scholars is Open!

Dear friends,

We are pleased to share that our Annual Contributing Scholars is now open! Nominations and applications for emerging ethical and religious scholars are now being accepted. Those interested in applying or nominating can do so here.

Since 2010, emerging religious and ethical leaders from around the country and the world have engaged each other and readers by…

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Added by Inter-Religious Dialogue on August 9, 2013 at 6:42pm — No Comments

Faith Line Protestants is Re-Launching Today

Blog seeks to continue dialogue around Christians and interfaith cooperation

Faith Line Protestants (FLP), a blog founded by Greg Damhorst and Cameron Nations, will re-launch after nearly nine months of inactivity on July 1, 2013. The re-launch will include a newly designed website as well as three additional regular contributors: Amber Hacker, Director of Alumni Relations at Interfaith Youth…

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Added by Inter-Religious Dialogue on July 1, 2013 at 7:02am — No Comments

New Initiative: “On the Spiritual Road: Seeking Faith and Religion in the United States”

“On the Spiritual Road: Seeking Faith and Religion in the United States” is an exciting new Interfaith project that has started in Rochester, NY and may be coming to a city near you. Andrew Harrison is traveling the United States looking to interview people of different faiths. His goal is to learn about 12 religions and then humanize each of them. He wants to know how people chose their religion, what they love most about it, and how they practice their faith in today’s…

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Added by Inter-Religious Dialogue on May 19, 2013 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Russell Berrie Fellowship in Interreligious Studies

This is a note from our colleagues and friends at the Russell Berrie Foundation. We think it is a wonderful fellowship program and opportunity. Please share it widely among your contacts.

We are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Russell Berrie Fellowship in Interreligious Studies for the academic year 2013-14. The initiative, funded by the Russell Berrie Foundation and administered by the…

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Added by Inter-Religious Dialogue on February 27, 2013 at 11:18am — No Comments

Experiencing Islam: An Interview with Homayra Ziad, PhD

In January, Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School offered for the first time a joint winter seminar on Islam for rabbinical, cantorial and ministerial students. This one-week intensive course, “Experiencing Islam,” was led by Homayra Ziad, assistant professor of religion at Trinity College. Following her time on our hilltop campus, Ziad spoke with the staff at the Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education (CIRCLE) about her teaching experience at Hebrew…

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Added by Inter-Religious Dialogue on February 14, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Experiencing Islam: An Interview with Homayra Ziad, PhD

In January, Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School offered for the first time a joint winter seminar on Islam for rabbinical, cantorial and ministerial students. This one-week intensive course, “Experiencing Islam,” was led by Homayra Ziad, assistant professor of religion at Trinity College. Following her time on our hilltop campus, Ziad spoke with the staff at the Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education (CIRCLE) about her teaching experience at Hebrew…

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Added by Inter-Religious Dialogue on February 14, 2013 at 8:59am — No Comments

Experiencing Islam: An Interview with Homayra Ziad, PhD

In January, Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School offered for the first time a joint winter seminar on Islam for rabbinical, cantorial and ministerial students. This one-week intensive course, “Experiencing Islam,” was led by Homayra Ziad, assistant professor of religion at Trinity College. Following her time on our hilltop campus, Ziad spoke with the staff at the Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education (CIRCLE) about her teaching experience at Hebrew…

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Added by Inter-Religious Dialogue on February 13, 2013 at 9:22pm — No Comments

2013 Spring Call for Contributing Scholars is Open!

Greetings,

The 2013 Spring Call for Contributing Scholars is now open! You are invited to nominate yourself or an emerging scholar!

Over the past two and a half years, emerging religious and ethical leaders from around the country and the world have engaged each other and readers by sharing their stories and views on State of Formation. Conversations once dominated by established leaders are now readily embraced by the up-and-comers, and accessible to contributors from many…

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Added by Inter-Religious Dialogue on February 4, 2013 at 7:01am — No Comments

“The Islamic Ritual of Hajj: Ancient Cosmology and Spirituality,” by Majed S. Al-Lehaibi

Hajj, an annual pilgrimage to Mecca, can be understood within the cyclical nature of ancient cosmology. The sun or light is the Platonic symbol of knowledge and a sign of the life-giving force of God; the light is also the Aristotelian unmoved mover that sets everything in motion just by being desired and sought after. This paper comes to see these symbols as part of the religious ritual of Hajj, with the Ka’aba, the shrine of God, representing the sun and God’s immanence, and the people…

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Added by Inter-Religious Dialogue on November 10, 2012 at 9:02pm — No Comments

“Evangelical Christians at the Inter-faith Dialogue Table? How?,” by Bob Robinson

Evangelicals deserve attention be­cause of their numbers, global influence, and missional, activist inclina­tions, but they typically believe the practice of inter-faith dialogue would compromise their self-understanding. This article deploys six sets of reasons to persuade them otherwise: biblical precedents for dialogue; a neglected biblical stream concerning the religions; Jesus as exemplar of dialogue given his openness to Gentiles and other “outsiders”; pragmatic and further theological…

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Added by Inter-Religious Dialogue on November 3, 2012 at 9:01pm — No Comments

“Swinburne on the Atonement: Reflections on Philosophical Theology and Religious Dialogue,” by Amir Dastmalchian

This study examines an important part of Richard Swinburne’s case for the plausibility of Christianity, namely his Atonement theory. My examination begins by presenting Swinburne’s theory before alluding to the many criticisms it has attracted. I conclude with some lessons which can be learnt about philosophical theology and its use in inter-religious dialogue. My main contention is that if philosophical theology is going to be used for inter-religious dialogue, then it should not be used…

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Added by Inter-Religious Dialogue on October 27, 2012 at 8:59pm — No Comments

“A Dialogical Theism: Francis X. Clooney’s Comparative Theology as a Resource for Interreligious Models of Ultimate Reality,” by Richard Hanson

Francis X. Clooney is a seminal figure in the emerging approach to religious diversity known as Comparative Theology. Much of his work in this field has been concerned with engaging particular texts from Hindu and Christian traditions in the praxis of context-specific, in-depth comparison. Even though it begins with such particular, limited comparisons, Clooney maintains that comparative theology is still, first and foremost, a means of doing theology.…

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Added by Inter-Religious Dialogue on October 20, 2012 at 8:56pm — No Comments

“When Soldiers Speak: From Acts of Violence to Open Communication,” by Anne Read

Inter-religious conversations are essential in transforming current relations in Israel and West Bank, Palestine from combat to communication. This paper presents the case study of a Jerusalem-based dialogue group, Combatants for Peace (CFP), which utilizes contact theory to match West Bank Palestinians with Jewish Israeli participants to speak of their experience of war and violence. This paper records and analyzes the impact of such encounters on participants as they overcome…

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Added by Inter-Religious Dialogue on October 13, 2012 at 8:55pm — No Comments

“One Candle, One Life, One Planet: The Jewish Festival of Hanukkah and the Deep Meaning of Small Differences,” by Robert Pollack

How do we measure the importance of an event, the meaning of the difference it makes? As a scientist my answer is simple: the bigger the difference, the more important the event. By this measure the most important event by far must have been the beginning of the world of Nature of which we are a current part. Read more…

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Added by Inter-Religious Dialogue on October 6, 2012 at 8:53pm — No Comments