More than ever before, people of different faith traditions are recognizing their common ground and common mission goals. They are beginning to recognize each other as fellow “people of faith.”
People of Faith provides a handy resource to help foster this very sense of kinship between Christians and other faith traditions. For each Gospel reading of the three-year common lectionary cycle, this book provides a “sister” reading from the scriptures of a non-Christian religion. Each selection is thematically related to the Gospel reading assigned for the day.
This interfaith companion provides all of us with related scriptural sources that would make it possible for people of various religions to talk over the backyard fences that separate us. Conversation. This lectionary could well be a means of encouraging a crucial conversation between Muslims and Hindus, Buddhists and Jews, and others. —Rt. Rev. William E. Swing, founder, The United Religions Initiative