This is an ongoing resource for people seeking true stories of men and women who risked crossing religious boundaries to heal communities and, in many cases, to save lives. These stories were researched and written by the Rev. Daniel Buttry, the international peace negotiator for American Baptist Churches—working in cooperation with other interfaith scholars and the editors at ReadTheSpirit.
We have consulted many sources in writing these true stories. (The book version details our sources.) If you have questions — and especially if you want to suggest other good online sources related to these heroes—please, Email us! We can add new links to our pages, if you help us to find new online resources we should add.
These 31 stories from 2009 are becoming a helpful online resource for students, teachers, small-group leaders, community volunteers, clergy, political leaders, newsletter editors and managers of diversity programs—to identify just a few reasons that readers are drawn toward this site and this book.
Here are True Stories of Interfaith Heroes from Volume 2:
THESE STORIES APPEAR ONLY IN THE BOOK EDITION of “Interfaith Heroes 2”:
Shanta D. Premawardhana.
Joseph H. Gelberman.
Si Kaddour Ben Ghabrit. (at left)
Charles Freer Andrews.
Stephen Samuel Wise.
Gaston Grandjean Dayanand.
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES IN “INTERFAITH HEROES 1”:
True stories about the following heroes appear in Volume 1 (LINKS lead to selected chapters of this book that we’ve published online):
King Negus Ashama Ibn Abjar of Abyssinia.
Francis of Assisi and Al-Malik Al-Kamil.
Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi.
Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar.
Sarah and Angelina Grimke.
Abdul Ghaffar Khan.
Albanian Muslims During the Holocaust.
Howard Thurman (at left).
Lanza del Vasto.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Abraham Joshua Heschel.
H.A. Mukti Ali.
Imam Moussa Al-Sadr.
Christian De Cherge.
Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami.
Cardinal Aaron Jean-Marie Lustiger.