More than two-thirds of evangelicals in America share the same religion as their spouse, according to a 2007 survey by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life. Not Frank Fredericks, founder of World Faith. Last month, Fredericks, a non-denominational evangelical, married Medina del Castillo, a Muslim, in an interfaith ceremony. While both families embrace the union, Fredericks says that not all of his extended family were necessarily supportive of a Christian marrying a Muslim. And for her part, del Castillo says that when she first started dating Fredericks, she held a pre-conceived notion of evangelicals as zealots fixated on converting the masses. “So I think it’s been a very nice learning experience,” she says. “I think that will continue in our marriage.”
International Youth Foundation Fellows in Mexico City 28 October , 2011
A few weeks ago, Executive Director Frank Fredericks was in Mexico City as part of a year-long fellowship with the International Youth Foundation called YouthActionNet. Check out this video about their time in Mexico City (Frank is the guy in the orange shirt)!
Launched in 2001 by the International Youth Foundation, YouthActionNet strengthens, supports, and celebrates the role of young people in leading positive change in their communities. Each year, 20 exceptional young social entrepreneurs are selected as YouthActionNet Global Fellows following a competitive application process. READ MORE
Religion As A Bridge To Understanding, Not A Bomb Of Destruction: An Interview With Eboo Patel (VIDEO) 27 June , 2011
Two Minutes Of Wisdom With Eboo Patel (VIDEO) 13 June , 2011
The events aim to foster understanding and appreciation of the many different religions in the Stateline area. Participants were invited to prayer services at the new Mosque and Muslim Community Center, Pilgrim Baptist Church, and Saint Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church.
The meetings are something the president of Rockford Interfaith says are vital to educating people about different cultures.
“There are far more similarities between than differences, far more, maybe a 10 to 1 ratio. But when we look at various religions we somehow only seem to look at the differences only,” said president of Rockford Interfaith Kanwal Prashar.
Prashar says understanding other religions is key to peaceful relationships in the community.
VIDEO Martin Luther King on Egypt Protests 10 February , 2011
A great collage of the Egyptian protests to the sound of the teachings of Martin Luther King.