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Interreligious Cooperation and Ministry Collection (4 vols.)
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Overview

Be informed about interreligious cooperation with this collection of practical resources on ministry in a pluralistic world. The Interreligious Cooperation and Ministry Collection presents four volumes that open the door to understanding and improving the dynamics of interreligious relationships. Learn how to have faithful gospel witness in a pluralistic setting. See how greater cooperation between religious groups can help care for individuals and communities and address global and local problems. Study interreligious learning in faith communities, and find a host of inclusive blessings and prayers for public occasions. Great for chaplains, pastors, or anyone looking to better understand the delicate balance of interreligious dynamics, these volumes provide unique perspectives on respecting differences and cooperation in ministry.

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Key Features

  • Offers a guide to faithful gospel witness in a pluralistic setting
  • Studies the positive effects of interreligious cooperation in caring for people and addressing global problems
  • Includes dozens of inclusive prayers for public occasions

Product Details

  • Title: Interreligious Cooperation and Ministry Collection
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Volumes: 4
  • Pages: 686

Individual Titles

Cooperation Without Compromise: Faithful Gospel Witness in a Pluralistic Setting

  • Author: Michael A. Milton
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 20

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“Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?” asked the psalmist (Psalm 2:1). Yet in the postmodern city, divergent voices find unity in opposition of the one who said, “I am the way, the truth and the life.” So how do we conduct faithful gospel ministry in this setting as pastors, chaplains, church planters, or Christians in the workplace? In Cooperation without Compromise Michael A. Milton addresses this timely question through coming to terms with pluralism, finding a working model to deal with it, testing the model against Scripture, and applying it in real life ministry settings. This work provides unique insights into faithful ministry in a pluralist setting, and was originally presented to the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in Washington, D.C., in November 2006.

Dr. Michael Milton . . . deals with the subject head on . . . a must read . . . it is what is needed at this time!

—David Peterson, US Army-R, coordinator, Presbyterian and Reformed Joint Committee on Military Chaplaincy

Michael A. Milton (PhD, University of Wales) is president and professor of practical theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America, and has served as senior pastor of several churches.

Encounters for Change: Interreligious Cooperation in the Care of Individuals and Communities

  • Author: Dagmar Grefe
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 248

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Weaving together insights from social psychology, theology, and experiences of interfaith religious leaders, Dagmar Grefe develops practical strategies that support interreligious contact at a grassroots level. She shows that by working together, religious communities can more effectively address global and local problems that all people face: poverty, environmental destruction, and armed conflict. Grefe describes interreligious cooperation at work in local communities, and she develops tools that equip religious leaders with the interreligious competence needed for spiritual care and counseling of individual persons in crisis. Grefe makes a powerful case for interreligious cooperation, showing how it is not only effective in care of communities and persons in crisis, but also how it also heals distant and strained relationships.

Dagmar Grefe's well-crafted book is exactly what clinical pastoral education needs: searching theory connected closely to clinical insight. She introduces us to powerful insights from social psychology that will improve practice and asks her readers to connect with colleagues from all faiths to address local and global problems. To achieve these high goals in one readable book is a gift.

—Jackson Kytle, commissioner, Middle States Association Commission on Higher Education

In a world that is increasingly becoming the ‘global village,’ the ability to understand and appreciate religious differences is crucial. Dr. Grefe’s work challenges us to think of creative ways to engage with our neighbors, whether they be in the community or in the institutions in which we work. Her practical approach invites the reader to consider the theoretical framework out of which her ideas emerge, but also the realistic ways in which we all have the ability to change and embrace the other.

—Teresa Snorton, presiding bishop, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

Dagmar Grefe's work brings a unique dimension to our notions of healing, because she adds a profound personal history to her professional competence; and she places her work in our most intimate clinical setting (the hospital) within a world interfaith context. . . . Her candor about her personal national origins, and the way in which those origins influence her work within America will be treasured by all those who value candor and the acceptance of the amazing complexity of the human enterprise.

—William Cutter, emeritus Steinberg Profesor of Human Relations and Modern Literature, Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles

Dagmar Grefe’s Encounters for Change is an excellent exemplar of pastoral care and pastoral theology at its best. By careful engagement with and drawing upon social psychology’s intergroup contact theory, conscientious reflection on theologies of religious pluralism, together with chaplaincy experience and education on the ground in hospital and community, this book brings readers much wisdom for the care of persons and communities in our twenty-first-century global village full as it is with persons participating in a rich variety of religious faiths and traditions. Chaplains engaged regularly in interfaith pastoral care, rabbis, imams, ministers and religious leaders of different religious, cultural and social persuasions, as well as all who realize the need to be faithful to their own faith whilst being respectful and caring for other faithful people, will find much to learn and engage in here. Encounters for Change is a much needed right-on-time text for all caregivers.

—Emmanuel Y. Lartey, professor of pastoral theology, care, and counseling, Candler School of Theology

Dagmar Grefe is manager of spiritual care and clinical pastoral education at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and clinical assistant professor at USC Keck School of Medicine.

God Beyond Borders: Interreligious Learning Among Faith Communities

  • Author: Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 214

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Based on 10 years of research, God Beyond Borders is a comprehensive study of interreligious learning in faith communities. The United States is one of the most a diverse countries of the world. Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook details the many practices of interreligious learning in faith communities—through interreligious encounters, religious education, shared sacred space, shared prayer, and compassionate action. Kujawa-Holbrook also surveys the field of interreligious learning and investigates some of the more common intentionally interreligious communities—families, clergy groups, chaplaincies, and community organizations. She combines theory and practice to make a case for the importance of interreligious learning in all religious organizations.

From its founding, the Religious Education Association has crossed religious boundaries in an effort to learn from each other and to contribute to the education of the wider public world. That is precisely what Kujawa-Holbrook’s book does. Her survey of the scholarship on interfaith education is a foundation on which other scholars and practitioners will draw. The book offers rationale for interfaith education, describes processes of education, provides multiple examples of concrete practices, and highlights the profoundly transforming outcomes that occur.

—Jack L. Seymour, professor of religious education, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Illinois (from the introduction)

Rich in theological reflection and full of practical advice for engaging across religious lines, Kujawa-Holbrook's book could not have arrived at a better moment. As religious diversity continues to grow, communities across traditions are looking for authentic ways to engage in interreligious learning. Kujawa-Holbrook makes a convincing argument that not only is this crucial for the sake of our civic health, it is, for Christians, an essential way to live out the gospel.

—Jennifer Peace, assistant professor of interfaith studies, Andover Newton Theological School, Massachusetts

Kujawa-Holbrook's God Beyond Borders is timely and accessible, a must for those desiring a strong foundation in interreligious learning. The book is filled with insightful histories and contemporary resources. The reader walks away with a richer understanding of interreligious learning's capacity for ending religious conflict and violence. Religious educators in seminaries and congregations, as well as organizations, will welcome this volume as a rigorous and practical resource.

—Christine J. Hong, associate for theology, Interfaith Office of Theology and Worship, Presbyterian Mission Agency

Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook is professor of practical theology and religious education at Claremont School of Theology. A priest of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, she is an educator, trainer, writer, and retreat and conference leader. She is on the board of the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue.

Seeking Wisdom: Inclusive Blessings and Prayers for Public Occasions

  • Author: Jann Aldredge-Clanton
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 204

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Seeking Wisdom: Inclusive Blessings and Prayers for Public Occasions provides clergy and laypersons with a unique resource to use in community settings, healthcare institutions, and faith communities. These blessings and prayers respect people from diverse religious traditions and use gender-inclusive language for humanity and divinity. Predominant themes are peace, justice, healing, hope, liberation, partnership in relationships, and caring for the earth. This collection includes blessings for such events as community Thanksgiving services, Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations, Women’s History Month celebrations, Holocaust Remembrance Day services, breast cancer survivors celebrations, transplant survivors celebrations, chapel dedications, and memorial services. This book also includes pastoral prayers, invocations, calls to worship, offertory prayers, benedictions, a lament for violence against women and girls, and a lament for other forms of injustice. Seeking Wisdom includes more than 200 inclusive, interfaith blessings and prayers for public occasions which can be adapted or combined to fit specific occasions, providing a valuable resource for clergy and laypeople.

Jann Aldredge-Clanton is an oncology chaplain at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, and adjunct professor of pastoral theology at Perkins School of Theology. She is the author of numerous books, including Inclusive Hymns for Liberating Christians and Changing Church.