Birds, People, Then Religion—An Eco-Liberation Theological and Pedagogical Approach to Interreligious Rituals

In this article, the author wrestles with a possible common ground for interreligious theological dialogue and engagement as they relate to educational processes and ritual practices. Rituals and theories must be brought together to help us put thought and practice together. In order to do this, we need to start where it hurts, in our own suffering, which is the ground zero for many religions. This article narrates a group of students who create a ritual that engages the “colonial wound.” The article suggests that we must listen to the birds so we can listen to the wounds of the earth, our common ground.

Keywords: colonial wound, suffering, common ground, interreligious rituals, solidarity

The Journal of Interreligious Studies
Issue 21, October 2017|