New Journal of Interfaith issues: The Interfaith Observer


On September 15, 2011, a group of seasoned interfaith activists and young adult leaders launched The Interfaith Observer, casually known as TIO.
It is a monthly e-journal telling new stories, exploring new issues, identifying exemplary resources, and connecting us to each other.
TIO will look for the big picture while providing hundreds of links to particular opportunities.

For more details about TIO, click this link.

The Interfaith Observer (TIO) is an electronic journal created to explore interreligious relations and the interfaith movement as a whole. It will provide historical perspectives, survey current interfaith news, and otherwise provide maps and sign-posts for newcomers. It will offer a context to explore and respond to the new religious world around us. The Observer is designed as a resource for the general reader, anyone interested in the subject; but articles will be filled with references and links for those who wish to pursue a particular subject.

Along with examining our spiritual and religious differences, the journal will inquire into shared core values, offer various perspectives on the unparalleled religious diversity enveloping humankind, reflect on theological and spiritual issues, and perhaps develop a social network for interfaith activists focused on service. A long-term goal is to help grow connective tissue between large interfaith ventures and stakeholders and the rest of us. We will promote the major institutional players. And provide space for the creative little guys all over the map who are doing wonderful new things.

The TIO team will focus its energies in the coming months on producing a vital, useful publication, then go through a discernment process regarding the journal’s corporate identity. Until then The Interfaith Peace Project of Antioch, California, has graciously offered to be TIO’s fiscal sponsor, allowing the journal to receive tax-deductible donations. TIO is happy to be an expression The Interfaith Peace Project, which is dedicated to developing and enhancing our appreciation of the faith traditions of the world.

One of TIO’s goals is to a connecter and bridge-builder within the global interfaith community. To that end, TIO is a member of the North American Interfaith Network, an affiliate of United Religions Initiative-North America, and an applicant to become a Cooperation Circle of United Religions-Multiregion.
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