“No Religion is an Island” Invitation

In his capacity as Harry Emerson Fosdick Visiting Professor at Union Theological Seminary, Heschel gave this speech in 1965 which he discussed the shared values of Judaism and Christianity and the profound need for dialogue.

Horizons are wider, dangers are greater . . . No religion is an island. We are all involved with one another. Spiritual betrayal on the part of one of us affects the faith of all of us. Views adopted in one community have an impact on other communities. Today religious isolationism is a myth.

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