Motivated in part by the events of 9/11, Gustav Niebuhr traces the roots of religious freedom in America and its setbacks and successes along the way. From Hindus and Quakers in Queens to Catholics and Buddhists in Los Angeles, Niebuhr's book details the ways people build ties between groups, suggesting that this important movement is a particularly American endeavor.
"Gustav Niebuhr's remarkable and absorbing Beyond Tolerance comes at a time when religious fanaticism, with its perversion and violence, has emerged as a threat to civilization. Anyone involved or at least interested in dialogue among individuals, communities, and nations, will benefit from its wisdom and humanity."—Elie Wiesel