In a keynote address at UVU’s Constitutional Symposium for Religious Freedom, Elder Dallin H. Oaks suggested that one of the most hopeful outcomes of the growing fight for religious freedoms is the new push to cross “denominational lines that were insurmountable a few years ago.”
In this spirit, Josh and Sarah Sabey are reaching out to the religious community at large to create an interfaith study Bible—the first of its kind. Their goal is to open the Bible up to the public to comment, discuss, and share their common beliefs and unique perspectives of Bible passages, one verse at a time.
Users may post their own interpretations, as well as videos, music, books, or other resources relevant to a particular passage of scripture. Results may then be filtered by religion, author, medium, and so on. This website will be an excellent host for organic and open conversations between thousands who share a mutual love of faith and scripture.
They are currently running a Kickstarter campaign in order to raise money to hire programmers and web developers to create the site, but they need help. If they do not meet their goal, no money will be transferred from the donors’ accounts and the couple will not have the funding necessary to make the site. Watch their video here:
If you would like to join with them in opening doors and communication with other faiths, then check out their Kickstarter page and donate $10 so they can turn this idea into a reality.