Category Archives: interfaith dialogue

FAREWELL TO THE PARLIAMENT

Editor’s Note: Dr. Robert P. Sellers, professor of religion emeritus at Hardin-Simmobns University, just completed his tenure as chair of the board of trustees of the Parliament of the World’s Religions. He gave the following speech when the Parliament met Nov. 1-7 in Toronto. FAITH AND INTERFAITH: FROM GRASSROOTS TO THE GLOBE By Dr. Robert P. Sellers Good evening, friends!

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ABILENIANS AT RELIGION PARLIAMENT

Quite a few Abilenians will be in Toronto Nov. 1-7 for the Parliament of the World’s Religions. Chief among them will be Rob Sellers, retired Hardin-Simmons University religion professor, who is chairman of the board of the parliament. Also going will be Jacob Snow of First Central Presbyterian Church and president of the Abilene Interfaith Council. A McMurry University class

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CEDAR: TOUGH BUT REWARDING

By LORETTA FULTON A two-week gathering of people from all over the world in Abilene last summer carried the cumberson title, Communities Engaging with Difference And Religion. Thankfully, it was shortened to its acronym, CEDAR. Still, one participant, Kelvin Kelley, associate professor of theology and coordinator of student diverstiy programs at Hardin-Simmons University, kept asking himself a question throughout the

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ABILENIANS AT THE PARLIAMENT

Abilene will be well represented when the Parliament of the World’s Religions meets Nov. 1-7 in Toronto. Retired Hardin-Simmons University religion professor Rob Sellers is chairman of the board of trustees of the parliament. And Dennis Land, a McMurry University graduate, is an ambassador. And, a number of university students and others in Abilene are expected to attend. Land is recruiting others to

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A BUDDHIST VIEW OF PRAYER DAY

(Editor’s Note: Noel Singleton, a Buddhist, asked whether Spirit of Abilene is exclusively Christian. The answer is “no.” Spirit of Abilene is an online faith forum, open to sharing spiritual messages, reflections, meditations, commentary, human interest stories, events of interest, anything with a spiritual connection. Contributions are welcomed from all faith traditions and all must meet the same guidelines, primarily

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BAPTISTS AND MUSLIMS? ABSOLUTELY

(Editor’s Note: This article first appeared on EthicsDaily.com. The article and photo are used with permission. Rob Sellers is emeritus professor of theology and missions at Logsdon Seminary and chair of the Parliament of the World’s Religions.) By ROB SELLERS Sugar and spice, thunder and lightning, picnics and ants, ocean and waves, washers and dryers, children and laughter, Baptists and Muslims. If you

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A CELEBRATION OF DIVERSITY

  By LORETTA FULTON Prayers said and sung, poems, including one that traveled to the moon, the beating of a Native American drum, and a ceremony of “breaking bread together in peace” added to the mosaic of the National Day of Prayer Service sponsored by the Abilene Interfaith Council. The service was held at noon Thursday at the Center for

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