Source: The Economist
By H.G. and ERASMUS
AFTER nearly 17 years on the road, the Interfaith Amigos are a trio (an imam, a rabbi and a Christian pastor, to be precise) well versed in America’s religious scene. Based in Seattle, they have given hundreds of presentations to audiences across the country, and a few in Canada, Japan and the Middle East. With a mixture of exhortation, mild provocation and humour, they urge people to think differently about religions, both their own and those of others.
It started in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks, when Rabbi Ted Falcon invited Jamal Rahman, an imam who practises Sufism, to join a Jewish Shabbat service, “because people had to see a different face of Islam.” Then they were joined by the Reverend Don MacKenzie, a Protestant minister, and they became a kind of travelling troika.