Loving the Other//Loving (an)Other

Written by guest blogger Leila

Last week, in my Muslim-Christian Dialogue class, my professor continuously used the terms other and religious other interchangeably. I wondered: Other in relation to what/whom? Was this going to be yet another class where Christianity is the baseline to which everything else is compared? Since the start of classes, I have deeply questioned my role at this school and in my classrooms as a student who grew up interfaith – as a student who is living and loving proof that multifaith/interfaith (whatever you want to call it) relations and dialogue aren’t solely fostered for the purpose of resolving conflict, but can be pursued out of deep love, care, and respect for an(other) human.

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