The case for multi-faith education

Rabbi Justus Baird, Director of the Center for Multifaith Education at Auburn Theological Seminary, has a compelling new piece up at the Interfaith Observer (the whole issue is worth engaging), which makes the case for multi-faith education:

…engaging in multifaith education enriches one’s own faith. Those who spend time learning about different religious traditions report that they come to understand their own tradition better and that they are stretched to grow spiritually. A familiar maxim teaches that “to know one religion is to know none.” Religious traditions did not evolve in a vacuum—they are interrelated, and many aspects of our faith traditions cannot be understood without knowledge of other religions. Learning about other religions helps us make sense of our own.

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