Introductory Texts

The World’s Religions by Huston Smith

Understanding the Religions of the World: An Introduction by Willoughby Deming

My Neighbor’s Faith: Stories of Interreligious Encounter, Growth, and Transformation, ed. Jennifer Howe Peace, Or N. Rose and Gregory Mobley

How to Be a Perfect Stranger: The Essential Religious Etiquette Handbook by Stuart Matlins and    Arthur Magida

God Is Not One by Stephen Prothero

Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others by Barbara Brown Taylor

General Resources    

The Pluralism Project at Harvard University (www.pluralism.org)

Religious Literacy Project (rlp.hds.harvard.edu)

Teaching Tolerance (www.tolerance.org)

Interfaith Youth Core (www.ifyc.org)

U. S. Religious Landscape Survey (religions.pewforum.org)

Gateway Resources for Each Religion

Orthodox Judaism: Judaism 101 (www.jewfaq.org)

Reform Judaism: Introduction to Judaism (www.reformjudaism.org)

Eastern Orthodox Christianity: The Orthodox Church of America (oca.org/questions)

Roman Catholic Christianity: Catholic Answers (www.catholic.com)

Islam (all branches): IslamiCity (www.islamicity.org)

Hinduism (all branches): Hindu American Foundation (www.hinduamerican.org)

Buddhism (all branches): BuddhaNet (buddhanet.net)