Hearing the Call Across Traditions Readings on Faith and Service

ISBN-10: 1594732647

ISBN-13: 9781594732645

Edition: 2009

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This unique collection of prose, verse, and sacred texts from different religious perspectives explores faith, service and social justice through the lens of literature. Drawing from diverse literary genres, religious and philosophical perspectives, and historical periods, these short and provocative readings are organized thematically to provoke reflection on these three questions: Why do I serve? Whom do I serve? How do I serve? Contributions come from across the world¿s faith traditions¿Christianity, Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Taoism, and more. Contributors¿young and old, contemporary and ancient, male and female¿include such spiritual and literary luminaries as: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rabindranath Tagore, Flannery O¿Connor, Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, Dorothy Day, Chuang Tzu, Rumi, Thich Nhat Hanh, Mary Oliver, George Orwell, and more. Includes discussion questions, guides to readings by genre and tradition, and resources on how to form interfaith groups and engage them in service.
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List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
Publication date: 6/1/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Preface: The Heavens Of Faith, The Harlem Of Life
Editors' Introduction
Why Do I Serve?
The Drum Major Instinct
Why the Buddha Had Good Digestion, from Avad&abar;naśataka
In Praise of Generosity, from the Rig Veda
Solidarity, Reciprocity, and Sanctity, three selections from Who Is Man?
A Handful of Dates, in The Wedding of Zein and Other Stories
The Subjective Necessity of Social Settlements, in Twenty Years at Hull-House
Action and Non-Action
Isaiah 58:2-12
Three Poems
Luke 10:25-37
Miserliness, from Purification of the Heart
The River, in A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories
Compassion, from The Essential Dalai Lama: His Important Teachings
The Joy of Giving Joy, from On the Genealogy of Morality
Selfless Service, from the
Surahs 93 and 107, from the Qur'an
Church, in The Things They Carried
Section 50, from Gitanjali: Song Offerings
The Base of All Metaphysics, in Leaves of Grass
Whom Do I Serve?
A Good Traveler Has No Fixed Plans, in the
The Faces of Poverty, in Loaves and Fishes
The Difference Between
The Man to Send Rain Clouds
If Not Higher
The Same Inside, in Talking to My Body
The Problem of Old Harjo
Meditation on Compassion and Not Two, from Peace Is Every Step
The Legend of the Lowly Devotee, in The Tiruva&ccidle;agam
Ruth 1-4:22
The Mexican-American and the Church
The Walk, from Leaving Yuba City
The Shopping-Bag Lady, in Alma
The Camel Driver and the Adder
A Rich Young Man on the Road, from Salvation: Scenes from the Life of St. Francis
Say Yes Quickly
His Grace
How Do I Serve?
God's Grandeur Gerard
The Secret of Work, in The Complete Works, I:3
Reb Yozifl and the Contractor, in Inside Kasrilevke
First Days of Spring
Sitting with the Dead, in A Bit on the Side
Mercy: The Stamp of Creation
Yajna, Welfare, and Service, from a letter to Narandas Gandhi, October 28, 1930
Reflections on Gandhi, from the Partisan Review
Levels of Giving, in Mishneh Torah
The Buddha's Last Instruction, in House of Light
North Light-A Recollection in the Present Tense, in Ellis Island and Other Stories
Come Out and Give Something
The Pure in Heart, in Revelation
The House
Proclamation of a National Fast-Day
The Yogi Dyes His Garments
Why I Make Sam Go to Church, from Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith
Toward Action: The Interfaith Youth Core Model for Interfaith Reflection and Service
Questions for Discussion
Guide to Readings by Faith Tradition and Genre
About the Supporting Organizations
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