One of the pillars of progressive faith parenting is inclusivity, connecting with people of all religions and faiths instead of drawing dogmatic boundaries. Because of this, I think it is a critical conversation to have with interfaith families and children who are raised to be religiously literate in more than one faith.
I asked around for who to talk to about this subject and overwhelmingly everyone said, Susan Katz Miller, is the go-to person. She was raised interfaith and identifies as Jewish, married a Protestant husband and raised her two children with both faith identities.
In this conversation, I ask her to dismantle some of the misconceptions surrounding interfaith families, what it takes to “make it work,” what are the logistics of family life to contain rituals of more than one faith, and how the children of interfaith families respond to their upbringing. I learned so much from her, and I’m sure you will too. Let me know what you think!
Links (referral links included):
Susan Katz Miller’s webiste: http://susankatzmiller.com
Susan’s book, Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family – https://amzn.to/2IWHKn7
Episode 1: Five Pillars of Progressive Faith Parenting – https://cindywords.com/podcast/episode-1-five-pillars-of-progressive-faith-parenting-with-daniel-kirk/
Dale McGowan – In Faith and In Doubt – https://dalemcgowan.com/books/
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