Beyond Tolerance

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Beyond Tolerance

Searching for Interfaith Understanding in America

By Gustav Niebuhr

Viking Adult, Hardcover, 9780670019564, 256pp.

Publication Date: July 31, 2008

Description
At a time when religious conflict and violence seem to dominate the media, distinguished religion journalist Gustav Niebuhr set off across America to find people who are building, not burning, the bridges between faiths. As he travels across the country-from Queens and Baltimore to Louisville and Los Angeles-he finds Buddhists, Catholics, Jews, Baptists, Muslims, and Episcopalians reaching out to one another to find common ground between their faiths. This insightful and deeply felt exploration of the nature of community and religion is a tribute to their efforts and a boost of much-needed optimism that reminds all Americans of their common goals, no matter their faith.