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Shifting our approach in interfaith discussions

Adam Seligman, College of Arts & Sciences professor of religion at Boston University (Photo: bu.edu)

Adam Seligman, College of Arts & Sciences professor of religion at Boston University (Photo: bu.edu)

“What I’ve learned is that when I say, ‘We’re the same,’ I mean, ‘You’re like me,’ not, ‘I’m like you,’” he says. “One of the things we’re trying to explore with this school is, can you bring your differences to the public realm and can everybody deal with that, instead of gently walking around them—all the time celebrating difference, but really privatizing it, shunting it off?”

— Adam Seligman, a College of Arts & Sciences professor of religion at Boston University, suggests shifting our approach in interfaith discussions from emphasizing commonalities to accepting differences.

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