THE IMPORTANCE OF GOING "BEYOND TOLERANCE"
GUSTAV NEIBUHR STRESSES THE IMPORTANCE OF GOING ³BEYOND TOLERANCE² IN DEVELOPING INTERFAITH RELATIONS
San Francisco Interfaith Council Executive Director Michael Pappas moderated a special evening ³Forum² with Gustav Niebuhr at Grace Cathedral on April 15, 2008. Mr. Neiburh is the former New York Times religion reporter and author of ³Beyond Tolerance: Searching for Interfaith Understanding in America,² an examination of the nature of community and religion as well as the roots of religious freedom in America.
In this insightful, deeply felt examination of the nature of community and religion, Mr. Niebuhr traces the roots of religious freedom in America and the setbacks and triumphs it has encountered along the way. From Hindus and Quakers in Queens to Catholics and Jews in Baltimore, to black Baptists and Catholics in Louisville, to Catholics and Buddhists in Los Angeles, Niebuhr focuses on the ways people build ties between groups. He looks at why this
movement is a particularly American endeavor and how it can save us all. Beyond Tolerance is a handbook for religious cooperation in our fractured times.
Over a 20-year career in journalism, most recently at the New York Times and, prior to that, at the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and the Atlanta Journal/Constitution, Gustav Niebuhr has established a reputation as a leading writer about American religion. His work has been published in books, magazines and on the internet; he also does occasional commentaries
on religion for the National Public Radio program "All Things Considered."
The Forum at Grace Cathedral is a unique live and broadcast talk show, bringing people and ideas together on a community level. The Forum is dedicated to open conversation on critical issues.
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