From Bubble to Bridge: Educating Christians for a Multifaith World
Summary: In a world of deep religious strife and increasing pluralism it can seem safer to remain inside the "bubble" of our faith community. Many Christians worry that engaging in interfaith dialogue will require watering down their faith and accepting other religions as equally true. Marion Larson and Sara Shady not only make the case that we can love our religious neighbors without diluting our commitment, but also offer practical wisdom and ideas for turning our faith bubbles into bridges of religious inclusion and interfaith engagement.
Contents: Why interfaith engagement? A civic imperative: The world is a really big place / Tanden Brekke -- Why interfaith engagement? A religious imperative: I want to know my neighbors / Janna B. -- Aren't we better off in the bubble? Remedies from two parables: You don't have to water down your identity / Amber Hacker -- A model for interfaith engagement: Bearing witness to the love of Jesus / Rachael McNeal -- Cultivating virtues for interfaith engagement: Cultivating a deeper understanding of the diverse communities of which I am a part / Anna Wilson -- Inside the bubble: creating a nurturing learning environment: There is power in stories and face-to-face interaction / Amy Poppinga -- Inside the bubble: sample learning activities: Why I'm glad I skipped large group / Greg Damhorst -- Interfaith engagement beyond the bubble: A Christian in the Muslim student association / April Lenker -- Sometimes it takes one / Ola Mohamed -- Conclusion: Across the bridge.
Interfaith dialogue, multicultural education
Larson, Marion H. and Shady, Sara L. H., "From Bubble to Bridge: Educating Christians for a Multifaith World" (2016). Faculty Books. 10.