Endorsements - What are other saying about our chapter?
"Living with our deepest differences is one of the greatest challenges of the global era, and freedom of conscience for all without exception is a prerequisite for any solution. No one has more of a stake in this issue than Evangelical Christians, and I support the timely and admirable work that the Evangelical chapter of FRD is doing on behalf of people of all faiths and none."
- Dr. Os Guinness, author of The Global Public Square
John W. Morehead and the Evangelical chapter of the Foundation for Religious Diplomacy are playing a prophetic and strategic role in moving Evangelicals forward in engaging our increasingly multi-faith society in a spirit of grace and truth. Seeking to hold firm to our core Christian, biblical convictions as Evangelicals, Morehead and the chapter he leads are navigating the complexities of religious diversity in a manner that honors St. Paul’s heartbeat and apostolic witness in the twenty-first century.
- Dr. Paul Louis Metzger
Professor of Christian Theology & Theology of Culture
Multnomah University & Biblical Seminary
"The worldwide Evangelical community is faced with a critical choice. How will we respond to our new religious neighbors in an age of increasing interconnectedness. Our world has changed and the Evangelical Chapter of the FRD is effectively creating space and offering practical tools for Evangelicals to express our faith and conviction with civility in the broader public square."
- Bob Roberts, DMin, Senior Pastor of Northwood Church, Keller, TX and Global Faith Forum
"The Evangelical Chapter of the FRD promotes a model of interreligious diplomacy that works toward peace without any compromise of one’s faith. It encourages different faith communities to be authentically faithful to their historic beliefs and practices and find within them the resources to reach out to one another in love and respect. This new paradigm of relating to the 'religious other' is crucial in a post-9/11, globalized, pluralistic world."
- Dr. Rick Love,President of Peace Catalyst International
"I enthusiastically applaud the splendid work of multi-faith engagement through respectful conversations, hospitality, and peacemaking that is being faithfully carried out be this chapter. In our broken world that is often characterized by vitriolic engagement among those who disagree, this work models a 'better way' in response to the call of Jesus for those who claim to be his followers to love all of our neighbors."
- Harold Heie
"I'm grateful for any platform and effort toward getting us truly to listen to each other and engage in constructive, God-honoring dialogue. I see few attempts to pull this off that really move the conversation forward, but thankfully, what I see at FRD is exemplary. I'm not interested in a vanilla conversation that asks us to leave our beliefs at the door. But I believe the kind of inspired, collaborative conversation that FRD is after is what we need a whole lot more of in today's world."
- Dr. David Livermore, author of several books on cultural intelligence and global leadership, and president of the Cultural Intelligence Center