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April, 2004

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| editorial |
Seshagiri Rao, Alan Race, Jim Kenney
Environment, Religion and Culture

| creative encounters |
John T. Pawlikowski, OSM
Ethics and Globalization: the interreligious challenge

Harold Kasimow
Is It Ever Right To Kill? Jewish and Buddhist responses to violence | 20
Yoginder Singh Sikand with Ebrahim Moosa
Islam and Critical Traditionalism | 27
Penelope Flint
“We Are One in the Spirit” are we? western perspectives on Zen | 34
Paul Hedges
A Post-Modernism Reading of John Hick’s Pluralistic Hypothesis | 45
Roger R. Keller
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Interfaith Dialogue

| sacred spaces |
Nancy & Leonard Becker
Sacred Sites: International works to protect diverse sacred places around the world

| voices of youth |
Manya Treece
Abraham Joshua Heschel: nurturing Jewish
identity in an interfaith context

| practically speaking |
Douglas M. Johnston
Faith-based Diplomacy: trumping realpolitik
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| focus on the interreligious movement |
Helen Spector
2004 Parliament of the World’s Religions: the Parliament Assemblies

| in review |
Angela Jagger
Wilfred Cantwell Smith: three reissued volumes

Reviews
Film Reviews

| poetry |
Raficq Abdulla Dancer and the Dance: a meditation
Hafiz
Lousy at Math
Georgene L. Wilson
Sanctuary of Comfort
St. Teresa of Avila I Will Just Say This

| prayers and meditation |
Jewish Memorial Prayer for Yom Hashoah
World Council of Churches Ecumenical Prayer for Peace

| patrons and editorial board members |

Our Lady of Guadalupe is the most revered saint in the Roman Catholic tradition of Mexico. Devotees believe that she appeared in 1531 to a poor Indian, Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin, on Tepeyac Hill on the outskirts of what is today Mexico City. The image on the cover of this issue is a photograph of an original art work hanging in the diocesan chancery in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.

The bodice of the portrait is a collage of photos of activists (and martyrs) who have taken part in the struggle of the Mayan people of Chiapas for peace and justice. Their principal advocate for over thirty years was Bishop Samuel Ruiz Garcia, now Bishop Emeritus of San Cristobal de las Casas. He is known for his efforts to secure human rights in Central America and Mexico, especially among indigenous peoples, and for his service as peace mediator between the Indians of Chiapas and the Mexican government. Don Samuel was the Latin American Winner of the Niwano Peace Prize in 2002.


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