I have been involved in interfaith and interreligious efforts for quite a while. Here are some resources that might be of benefit to you. If you know of other good materials that I should feature, please let me know.
- Interfaith Youth Core – Eboo Patel’s baby. They don’t just work with youth!
- ELCA Interfaith Resources – The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. One of the first Christian denominations to develop significant resources for its congregations to actively engage in interfaith relations.
- Yale Center for Faith & Culture (YCFC) – Miroslav Volf, Tony Blair, and home of the Common Word Project.
- Shoulder to Shoulder – Interfaith alliance for promoting understanding & respect.
- CRCNA’s Ecumenical & Interfaith Relations Committee – My denomination’s work.
- US Department of State’s office of Religious Freedom – My personal/academic focus is how religion and politics mix, so the State Department’s site contains lots of pertinent information.
- Southern Poverty Law Center – This link is to their American Hate Map (much of which is religiously motivated). SPLC has fantastic resources for constructing a robustly pluralistic community.
- Institute for Social Policy & Understanding (ISPU) – an American Islamic think-tank committed to religious freedom, public civility, respect, understanding, and pluralistic culture. Very good work out of these folk.
- T’ruah – “a rabbinic call for human rights” is a Jewish think-tank and advocacy group working on a variety of issues related to pluralism and freedom.
- Evangelical Interfaith Dialogue – of Fuller Theological Seminary. Good resources from the conservative evangelical side.
- A Common Word Between Us and You – 5 Year Anniversary Edition.
- Groundrules for Interreligious Dialogue Basic introduction to conducting oneself appropriately in interfaith and interreligious contexts.
- CfAP Understanding Sharia Law There is a lot of misunderstanding regarding Sharia Law in the United States (and elsewhere). This from the Center for American Progress attempts to disambiguate some of this.
- ISPU – Sharia & Diversity Similar to the CFAP article, the Institute for Social Policy & Understanding has a good article to help Americans, both Muslim and other, to gain a more comprehensive framework regarding the diversity of Sharia Law.
- Fear, Inc The original brief tracking the money and efforts of those threatened by pluralism and ethnic diversity. Explains the fears behind xenophobia and demonstrates how those fears play out in American politics.
- Fear, Inc 2.0 2015 update of Fear, Inc. New players, more money, just as much xenophobia.
Books / Longer Works
- Interfaith in West Michigan (Aspen Institute)
- Principled Pluralism (Aspen Institute)
- A Muslim View of Christianity: Essays on Dialogue edited by Dr. Irfan Omar.
- A Christian View of Islam: Essays on Dialogue edited by Dr. Irfan Omar.
- A Common Word: Muslims & Christians on Loving God & Neighbor edited by Miroslav Volf, Prince Ghazi Bin Muhammad Bin Talal, & Melissa Yarington
- The Promise of Scriptural Reasoning edited by David Ford & C. C. Pecknold. Here are some Selections from PoSR
- Sondos & Michel run an organization and a blog called “Miss Understanding”. They are two friends, Muslim & Christian, who explore the complexities of interreligious life.