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Quakers and the Interfaith Movement: A Handbook for Peacemakers Paperback – May 17, 2011
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About the Author
Anthony Manousous is a full-time Quaker interfaith peace activist who has served on the executive board of several interfaith organizations: the Parliament of the World’s Religions, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace, Quaker Universalist Fellowship, the Christian and Interfaith Relations Committee of FGC, the Friends World Committe for Consultation, and the South Coast Interfaith Council. He has published numerous articles and poems, edited several books including "A Western Quaker Reader," "Earthlight: Spiritual Wisdom for an Ecological Age," "Compassionate Listening and Other Writings" by Gene Knudsen Hoffman, and a science fiction novel entitled "The Relics of America". He has given many workshops on a variety of topics relating to peace, Quakerism and the environment. He received his B.A. in Classics from Boston University (where he studied with the poet Anne Sexton) and Ph.D. in British Literature from Rutgers University (where he studied with the 18th c. scholar Paul Fussell). He taught college for many years, and has been an active Quaker for over 25 years. In the 1980s, he helped edit a Quaker-inspired anthology of stories and poems by Soviet and American writers called "The Human Experience" that was jointly edited and published in both countries. In 1989, he married a Methodist minister who was his partner and soul mate for 20 years, until she died of cancer in 2009. He joined Princeton Friends Meeting in 2004 when he was editor of an interfaith publication called Fellowship in Prayer, now called Sacred Journeys. He loves animals, gardens, children, and homeless people as well as art, music, and nature.
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This is the best current introduction to Quakers and interfaith communication I have seen.
Manousos organizes these words on why this interfaith movement matters to Quakers, the role of compassionate listening in interfaith presence, deeper reflections on interfaith relations and an inventory of the current crop of interfaith Quaker organizations, with particular attention to the example of Quakers and Islam and Quakers and Judaism.
I recommend this book for all religious leaders. This book serves as a model for a comparable publication for every religious community. What can you say about your role in the interfaith movement? A comparable compilation of denominational voices from the Sunni, Baptist, Catholic, Orthodox Jewish, Amish, engaged Buddhist communities and others would benefit us all.
We can be grateful to Anthony Manousos for pointing the way for all religious communities.