By Graeme Sharrock
On Sunday October 14, 2012, a 28 year-old Conservative rabbi and a 30 year-old Seventh-day Adventist minister published an article in the Washington Post they co-wrote on the topic of the Sabbath. Speaking for thousands of young millennials, they described their frustration with our work-obsessed society and how they find relief from the pressure by taking Saturdays as a day off from all work--including no cell phones, internet, money or business matters. They want some soul sanity and keeping Sabbath, they say, is catching on. Please read their story!
You too can co-write an article and have it published in a newspaper or online. There are many topics which people of faith share, and all it takes to get an inter-faith story into the paper is find something interesting to write about and a co-writer from a different faith. That is then two stories--the topic, plus the story about how the topic was written. Do you know someone in your town from another faith who shares a religious practice with you?
Here's five topics that might get you started:
Vegetarian Food: Are you vegetarian? Then co-write a story about why various faiths abstain from meat and the benefits to health and spritual well being.
Woman's Issues: Are you a woman? How are people in yours and other traditions dealing with the rise of woman's power?
Immigrant Experience: Are you an immigrant? Do you know anyone else who has recently migranted to your country? Share your experiences using interviews or life story formats.
Children and Faith: Are you a parent who wonders how religion in schools? in homes? Investigate the topic with another parent and go to your local newspaper with the results of your research.
Learning Languages: Are you Muslim, learning to recite the Qu-ran? Or Jewish learning the Torah in Hebrew? Perhaps you both can share with readers tips for memorization!
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