Faith Commons

Faith Commons

Bringing Faith to Life

Faith Commons lifts up faith voices in the public square for the common good.

Good Faith

Just Peace

Shared Hope

What We Are About

We cultivate unexpected relationships through educational programs that inspire more people to participate in public life with mutual respect, hospitality, and generosity.

3 Calls to Action

1. Attend an Event

From speaker events to film screenings, community gatherings, and more, Faith Commons seeks to bring people together so we can work together for the common good.

2. Listen to Our Podcast

The Good God podcast hosts conversations with Rev. Dr. George Mason, for people who care about the positive contribution of faith to public life.  Weekly episodes will touch on subjects such as religion, politics, education, science, law, the arts, philosophy and philanthropy.

3. Subscribe to our newsletter

Thoughts from the Commons is our monthly email communication featuring a written reflection on current events, ways to engage, trustworthy resources, and more.

The Luther Center of North Texas Presents
The 11th Annual Herbener Lecture

Christian Nationalism poses a significant threat to American democracy, and many of the issues we at Faith Commons are involved in are ancillary to this destructive movement.

This year, we were honored to co-sponsor the 2023 Herbener Lecture Series with The Luther Center of North Texas.

Rev. Pamela Cooper-White shared insights from her book The Psychology of Christian Nationalism: How People Are Drawn In and How to Cross the Divide.

After her lecture, she was joined onstage by Rabbi Nancy Kasten from Faith Commons and Amanda Tyler from Christians Against Christian Nationalism for a discussion moderated by Rev. George Mason.

The Faith Commons Blog

by Rev. Dr. George Mason February 14, 2024 Ash Wednesday | Woodland Church | San Antonio, TX Scripture: 8:31-38 It would be …

by Rev. Dr. George Mason January 7, 2024 | Church of the Transfiguration | Dallas, TX Scripture: Mark 1:4-11 Do you see …

by Rabbi Nancy Kasten In January of 2023 Faith Commons invited a group of people to a meeting to discuss how to …

Although tolerance is no doubt a step forward from intolerance, it does not require new neighbors to know anything about one another. Tolerance can create a climate of restraint but not one of understanding. Tolerance alone does little to bridge the chasms of stereotype and fear that may, in fact, dominate the mutual image of the other. … It is far too fragile a foundation for a society that is becoming as religiously complex as ours.

Diana Eck, A New Religious America – How a “Christian Country” Has Become the World’s Most Religiously Diverse Nation (Harper Collins, 2001).

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Thoughts from the Commons is our monthly email communication featuring a written reflection on current events, ways to engage, trustworthy resources, and more.

GOOD GOD PODCAST

Our podcast is a meeting place for people to think together about the conflicts and confluence in the currents of culture and the movements of the Spirit. The conversations seek to move viewers and/or listeners from an exasperated Good, God! to the affirmation, Good God.
What Others Have to Say
“With three outstanding faith leaders from the world’s three major religions, listeners have the opportunity to receive meaningful support and comfort regardless of one’s own beliefs.”

BOB COLEMAN

“In a time of division, nothing is more welcome to me than 3 faith leaders of differing faiths who gather to discuss commonalities.”

ELLEN WESTERVELT BOEHMER

“Faith Commons shows once again how connected we all are through God who crosses boundaries, borders, ethnicities, cultures, and religions—what a large and gracious God who breathes God’s Spirit into all!”

JIM MORRISON

“Faith commons program today was terrific. I was in tears when it was over. Times reminding me of days I marched as a teenager. Thank you so much for all you do!”

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