Strategies for living together as friends

Twenty-six people spent a week together at the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research in Collegeville, Minnesota, in each of two summers (1999 and 2000), exploring living faithfully in the United States today. They were women and men of six religious traditions — Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Native American — Americans of diverse ethnic backgrounds — African, European, Japanese, Mexican, Native, Palestinian, South and Southeast Asian. Many issues were discussed, and ideas for working together were developed.