Justice in a Multi-Faith World (May 2022)

What does it mean to be a person of faith in a world filled with many different religions? Is it possible to be a faithful Christian and love and respect my neighbors who have different religious beliefs? Can we find God in the faith of others? These are the kinds of questions we’ll be exploring in this unit. In a webinar with Shirin Shafaie, we’ll learn about “Inter-theological Hermeneutics” and what it means for Muslims and Christians to “share our sacred stories.” And our primary text for the month will be Kosuke Koyama’s No Handle on the Cross, which presents an incisive Asian meditation on Christianity from a non-Western perspective, raising the provocative notion that Christianity itself may be a multi-faith religion and that it may be more proper to speak of Christianities in a plural sense. 

  • Webinar with Shirin Shafaie: This live event will take place 9:30 am – 11:00 am Pacific Time on Saturday, May 14 (recording available afterward on the network platform).
  • Mini Lectures: “Religion, Politics, and the Middle East” and “Inter-theological Hermeneutics” (Shirin Shafaie)
  • Spiritual Practices: Led by Kinship Commons, a women-of-color-owned collective of artists who curate worship and liturgies centering BIPOC voices.
  • Online Discussions: Join the conversation with people from all over the world.
  • Fireside Chat with Adrian Tirtanadi: To wrap up our month, Peter Choi and Adrian Tirtanadi will revisit key themes and questions that arose over the month. This event will take place 7:00 – 8:00 pm Pacific Time on Thursday, May 26 (recording available afterward on the network platform).
  • And more (podcast, curated readings, etc.).

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Seek Faith, Learn Justice, Together in Community

Peter Choi

Peter is Executive Director of the Center for Faith and Justice and also serves on the Core Doctoral Faculty of the Graduate Theological Union. The author of George Whitefield: Evangelist for God and Empire (Eerdmans, 2018), his next book project is provisionally titled Subverting Faith: Early Evangelicals and the Making of Race (under contract with Oxford University Press).
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