As we gear up for Toke for Tolerance in Colorado next June (tickets are on sale now), we’re putting out more content aimed at digging into the issues dividing faith communities in the 21st century.
We assembled this reading list ahead of the conference to give people a chance to gain alternative perspectives. We hope the list is also useful for other interfaith practitioners.
It’s organized according to the topics Toke for Tolerance addresses.
If we missed anything let us know, and we will update the list accordingly.
The King James Bible
The Study Quran, Seyyed Hossein Nasr
The Tanya, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, aka The Alter Rebbe
The Way of God, Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato
The Surveillance State
The Watchers: The Rise of America’s Surveillance State, Shane Harris
No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA & the US Surveillance State, Glenn Greenwald
Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces, Radley Balko
Colonialism, Racism, fascism, and Western foreign policy
Orientalism, Edward Said
An Era of Darkness: What the British Did to India, Sashi Tharoor
Ride the Tiger, A Survival Manual for Aristocrats of the Soul, Julius Evola
Kill All Normies, Angela Nagle
Nazis, Islamists and the Making of the Modern Middle East, Barry Rubin
Origins of Totalitarianism, Hannah Arendt
The Gulag Archipelago, Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Religiously Motivated Violence and Extremism
Milestones, Sayyid Qutb
Guardianship of the Jurist, Ayatollah Khomeini
Bronze Age Mindset, Bronze Age Pervert
Radical, Maajid Nawaz
The King’s Torah, Yitzchak Shapira & Yosef Elitzur
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and its Impact on Diasporic Communities
Jerusalem, Simon Sebag-Montifiore
Jabotinsky’s Children: Polish Jews and the Rise of Right Wing Zionism, Daniel Kupfert Heller
Altneuland, Theodore Herzl
The Prime Ministers, Yehuda Avner
One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse, Ali Abunimah
I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity. Izzeldin Abuelaish
As Dreamers, Yossi Klein HaLevi
To the End of the Land, David Grossman
The International Jew, Henry Ford
Protocols of the Elders of Zion
Communal Coercion and Freedom of Conscience.
The Atheist Muslim, Ali Rizvi
Essay Concerning Toleration, John Locke
Islam and the Secular State, Ahmed Abdullahi Ad-Naim
Women and Sharia Law: The Impact of Legal Pluralism in the UK, Elham Manea
Group Dynamics and the Psychology of Alienation, Fear, and Rage.
Combating Cult Mind Control, Steve Hassan
Violence and the Sacred, Rene Girard
Bullshit Jobs, David Graeber
Non-Violent Communication, Marshall Rosenberg