News Highlights With the Best of Intentions Wins Interfaith Book Award

By Adam Zemel
(L-R) Rabbi Or Rose, Elinor

best-of-intentions-book-coverWe are proud to announce With the Best of Intentions: Interreligious Missteps and Mistakes, co-edited by Rabbi Or Rose (pictured above), Director of the Miller Center of Interreligious Learning and Leadership, won first place in the “Ecumenism or Interfaith Relations” category of the Catholic Media Association’s 2024 Book Awards.

The volume, published by Orbis Books, was edited collaboratively by Rabbi Rose, Dr. Lucinda Mosher (above right), director of the MA in interreligious studies program at Hartford International University, and Elinor (“Ellie”) Pierce (above center), director of research at Harvard University’s Pluralism Project. With the Best of Intentions documents stumbles and failures in interfaith encounters using a case study methodology developed by Pierce. Altogether, the book presents the dilemmas of over three dozen scholars and practitioners across several faiths and includes critical discussion of what went wrong, and why.

With the Best of Intentions is part of a series of interreligious resources Rabbi Rose and his colleagues have published over the years with Orbis, beginning with My Neighbor’s Faith in 2012. That first volume featured constructive and inspiring stories about the interreligious encounters of outstanding community leaders, scholars, public intellectuals, and activists.

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