Shem Center For Interfaith Spirituality

Shem is an Aramaic word expressing the Divine radiance and splendor in all of creation.

 SHEM Center for Interfaith Spirituality offers the sojourners of all spiritual paths and faith traditions, as well as those who claim none, a sacred space where all are respectfully welcomed to encounter the wisdom found in the sacred traditions of the peoples of the world. 

Shem Center For Interfaith Spirituality

Shem Center Programs

Shem Center offers experiences of the prayer, meditation, rituals, and the wisdom of the peoples of the world. In doing so, each takes a place at the table with others whose spiritual tradition may be similar to or different from one’s own. 

An Interfaith Greeting of Peace

SHALOM - SHLAMA - SALAAM

These three words in Hebrew, Aramaic and Arabic are used in turn as greetings of peace by Jews, Christians and Muslims, the followers of the three Abrahamic religions.

Inter-Spirituality

Recognizing that the Divine Reality is not limited to any one expression of our journey with God, Shem Center takes its place with many others committed to the task of bringing peace into the world through understanding, respect and friendship. 

Shem Center For Interfaith Spirituality

News

Pope Francis in Iraq

Pope Francis, Trip to Iraq, March 5-8, 2021

By Joseph Kilikevice O.P. | March 16, 2021

Pope Francis’ trip to Iraq, March 5-8, 2021 highlights our dependency upon inclusiveness and respect among all peoples, holds an awareness of democracy as a fundamental human right. Central to the Pope’s visit is his clearly expressed esteem for the three ancient religions of Jews, Christians and Muslims. In his visit to the city of…

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Pope Francis Laudato Si

Laudato Si

By Joseph Kilikevice O.P. | March 2, 2021

By Pope FrancisPosted by Joseph Kilikevice, OP 1) The opening line, quoting St. Francis of Assisi“LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”. In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a…

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So Help Me God

By Joseph Kilikevice O.P. | February 10, 2021

Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do. — Voltaire(2-13-21, the Day of Donald trump’s acquittal by the US Senate.) To call upon God to be a witness to whatever one says and does is a matter of considerable seriousness. Whatever name one may use to call upon the power that…

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