Interfaith Publications (2016)

Below is a list of annotated links that represent a sampling of publications that focus on themes of inter-religious encounter and/or interfaith engagement. Inclusion of a publication does not necessarily indicate an endorsement of the views expressed therein. This list was first published in 2013 and was updated in 2016. If you have additional suggestions for this list, please e-mail with the name of the organization and a link to its website.

CrossCurrents Magazine (prior to 1990) – New York, NY

CrossCurrents, a quarterly peer-reviewed journal from the Association for Religion and Intellectual Life (ARIL), “provides ‘the very best thought and writing being done on the world's major faith traditions’ as well as recommended resources for better understanding of religious traditions and the interaction between them.”

Dialogue & Alliance Interfaith Journal (1987) – New York, NY

Dialogue & Alliance is an academic journal of the Universal Peace Federation that “promotes conversation and understanding among people of faith for the sake of peace.”

Faith Initiative Magazine (cira 2006) – Lancaster, UK 

Faith Initiative Magazine, a project of the Initiative Interfaith Trust, aims “to open windows on the beliefs and practices of world religions, in the hope that this will foster understanding and reduce religiously motivated violence.”

The Interfaith Observer (2011) – San Francisco, CA

The Interfaith Observer (ITO) is an online journal that examines interreligious relations and the interfaith movement as a whole. Based upon a theme, each monthly issue explores an element of interfaith culture within our increasing pluralistic world.

Interfaith Voices (2002) – College Park, MD

Interfaith Voices ‘is a weekly, hour-long public radio program educating listeners on issues of religion, spirituality, and ethics, especially as they intersect with public policy and contemporary culture.”

Interreligious Insight: A Journal of Dialogue and Engagement (2003) – Lake Forest, IL 

Interreligious Insight is an online journal that explores the “challenges of dialogue between the religions at philosophical and theological levels and the practical engagement between religious people working and reflecting together...” It is a joint venture of the World Congress of Faiths, the Interreligious Engagement Project, and Common Ground.

Journal of Comparative Theology (2009) – Cambridge, MA

The Journal of Comparative Theology is a scholarly online publication, whose articles “seek to understand a particular faith in theological dialogue with one or more other religious traditions.” Three graduate students at Harvard Divinity School established the journal in 2009.

Journal of Ecumenical Studies (1964) – Philadelphia, PA

The Journal of Ecumenical Studies (JES) is a peer-reviewed journal that aims to build an international scholarly forum for interreligious dialogue. JES began in 1964 “with an emphasis on dialogue among diverse Christian traditions.  Its focus quickly broadened to Christian-Jewish dialogue and soon thereafter to interchange among a wide array of religious traditions.” It is affiliated with the Dialogue Institute and Temple University.

Journal of Inter-Religious Studies (Formerly the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue(2009) – Newton, MA

Journal of Inter-Religious Studies is a forum for academic, social, and timely issues affecting religious communities around the world. Published online, it is designed to increase both the quality and frequency of interchanges between religious groups and their leaders and scholars.”’ In 2015, the Pluralism Project was invited to guest curate an issue of the Journal of Inter-Religious Studies. The issue, "Pluralism Project: Problems and Promise," is available online.

Kids Spirit – New York, NY

"KidSpirit Online is a free teen magazine and website for kids that empowers 11-to-17-year olds everywhere to tackle life’s big questions. KidSpirit provides a creative internet publishing outlet for teens around the globe to share original essays, poetry and artwork."

Odyssey Networks (1987) – New York, NY

“Odyssey Networks is the nation's largest multi-faith coalition dedicated to promoting tolerance, peace and social justice through the production and distribution of media.”

State of Formation (2010) – Newton, MA

“State of Formation is a forum for emerging religious and ethical leaders. Founded by the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue, it is run in partnership with Hebrew College and Andover Newton and in collaboration with the Parliament of the World’s Religions.” State of Formation also curates a list of resources which feature online interfaith dialogue.

Tikkun Magazine (1986) – Berkeley, CA

Tikkun is a bi-monthly magazine that brings together progressive religious and secular voices to discuss social transformation and strategies for political and economic democratization. In 1986, Tikkun was founded as a progressive Jewish magazine, but it has expanded to include Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Wiccan, secular humanist, and agnostic/atheist voices “dedicated to healing and transforming the world.”

RavelUnravel (2010) – Omaha, NE

As an endeavor of Project Interfaith, ravelUnravel was an interactive, multimedia platform dedicated to providing a space online where “people… share their religious or spiritual identity, confront stereotypes, and learn about the great diversity within religions and belief systems.” The project began in Ohama, NB, and expanded to the national scale before it was dissolved in February 2015. Read more about RavelUnravel in the promising practice profile available as part of the Pluralism Project's resources on America's interfaith infrastructure.

The Fig Tree (1984) – Spokane, WA

The Fig Tree is “a monthly publication covering and connecting the faith and nonprofit communities in the Inland NW (Eastern WA and Northern Idaho). The first issue was published May 1984 and began under the auspices of the Spokane Christian Coalition.”  Read more about The Fig Tree in this Pluralism Project Research Report.