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THERE IS NO "THEM." THERE IS ONLY "US," CELEBRATING OUR COMMON HUMANITY ."..embracing the vision of" The Interfaith Alternative" could bring about a startling new paradigm which might at last nudge us towards our mutual goal of world harmony, beginning one community at a time...right here, right now." --- Dilara Hafiz, co-author of" The American Muslim Teenager's Handbook," Whatever your spiritual path, chances are that the primary tenets of your faith include universal love, acceptance and compassion. Yet three thousand years after Moses, twenty-five hundred years after Buddha, two thousand years after Jesus and fifteen hundred after Muhammad, we are still divided by our differences. "The Interfaith Alternative" shows us how we can celebrate each other without fear of losing our own identity. In doing so, it demonstrates that if we come together in a mutually supportive environment, we can share, learn from and celebrate our diverse spiritual paths and concentrate on our shared desire to remake the world into a compassionate, loving place. At its core, Interfaith is about community and justice. Once we truly embrace diversity, we embrace our common humanity. A powerful antidote to the current climate of fear and mistrust, "The Interfaith Alternative" argues that it is not "how" we encounter the sacred, but what we DO about it that counts - Muslim, Jew, Christian, Humanist, Buddhist or Baha'i; we are "all" called to change the world. "Our way or no way" is no longer an inviting principle. Steven Greenebaum offers an enlightening alternative which is about "inclusion" and not "exclusion."---Wesley Yamaka, retired United Methodist clergy "This book ... invites our spiritual traditions to reclaim the centrality of "orthopraxy" -- acting with compassion to build a world of justice and peace. Steven Greenebaum is Karen Armstrong with a pastor's heart."---John Heagle, Catholic priest, counselor, author of "Justice Rising: The Emerging Biblical Vision " Reverend Steven Greenebaum is an Interfaith Minister with Masters Degrees in Mythology, Music and Pastoral Studies. His experiences directing Jewish, Methodist, Presbyterian and Interfaith choirs have helped him to understand the profound wisdom of many spiritual traditions. Steven has dedicated his life to working for social and environmental justice through a multitude of forums. He is the founder of the Living Interfaith Church in Lynnwood, Washington.