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April, 2007

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| editorial |
Taking Stock
Alan Race

| creative encounters |
Women in Religion in the 21st Century
papers from a celebration of diversity

Catherine Cornille

Women's Interfaith Initiatives in the
United States Post 9/11

Kathryn Lohre

When Religion is the News
Cecile S. Holmes

Religion & Intimate Violence
Shamita Das Dasgupta

Open Doors, Open Minds
Naomi Greenspan

The Interfaith Alternative to Terror and the
War Against Terror
Marcus Braybrooke

The Struggle for Peace can religions help?
Perry Schmidt-Leukel

| sacred spaces |
Sicily's Rich Heritage
Gloria Callaci

| voices of youth |
The Path of Many – the Path of One
Hemang Srikishan

| focus on the interreligious movement |
Inner Voice of Peace
the spiritual dimension of dialogue
Maureen Goodman

The Kyoto Declaration confronting violence and
advancing shared security
Religions for Peace Eighth World Assembly,
August 2006

| in review |
Open Book: Affording Religion
Andrew Redhead

Reviews

On Film
Ahmad Sadri

| poetry |
A Tiffany Morning
Georgene Wilson

| prayers and meditation |
Earth Teacher
Ute Prayer

A Shower of Mercy
Rabindranath Tagore

| patrons and editorial board members |

IN THE THAR DESERT

The primitive village picture was taken somewhere in the Thar Desert, in the state of Rajasthan, India. The nearest large city is Jaipur. The desert's total area is over 200,000 square kilometers, lying mostly in Rajasthan, with a portion in Pakistan.

The area is extremely arid. Its proud people live by tending some grazing animals, though the vegetation is sparse and the land will support very few. There were no signs of human habitation for several (bumpy) miles before and after we reached this extremely isolated village. We wondered what they thought of our modernity, our large air-conditioned bus,
our cameras, and us.

Steven I. Freedman

Steven I Freedman has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. He is a retired engineer, world traveler, and
enthusiastic photographer.


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