Rabbi Calls for Theology of Religious Pluralism

May 7, 2004

Source: The Hartford Courant


On May 7, 2004 The Hartford Courant reported, "Rabbi A. James Rudin, senior interreligious advisor of the American Jewish Committee, said Thursday that the "politics of piety" is emerging in this country, gradually blending religion and politics, and threatening the wall of separation between church and state that has allowed religious diversity to flourish freely... Speaking at Hartford Seminary, Rudin called for a 'theology of religious pluralism,' in which religious groups examine their common goals rather than attempting to win political power over other religious groups. 'The distance between faith communities and the government is narrowing,' Rudin said, warning that faith groups attempting to grab political power could wind up being under government control."