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Introduction

Mosaicverse was created for the study and discussion of the sacred writings of the world’s faith traditions. The website and mobile apps will focus on a digital library of Jewish Bible, Christian Bible, Quran and more. Users will be able to search for words, phrases, names, events and ideas in the various faith scriptures, to find comparative results, and to discuss the verses and ideas with other users and online experts.

Mosaicverse is the world’s first multi-faith, interactive scripture research and study community . We help learners find the sacred text they’re looking to study, and then enable them to learn from the points of connection between that text and the sacred writings of the world’s other religious cultures.

Mosaicverse aims to build a diverse community of learners and seekers, empowering engagement with an interfaith library of world religion texts alongside a religiously and ethnically diverse community.

The world’s religious texts have long been in conversation with another, inspired by one another … Mosaicverse brings the people back into that crucial conversation.

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SOCIAL IMPACT

We believe MV will be a popular & socially important service. Our Facebook page now has over 13,000 likes from around the world. Our fans support Mosaicverse, not only because of the sophisticated intellectual technology we’re building, but because of the positive impact we will create. [READ MORE]

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WHO WE ARE

We started off as two technology-savvy Jews who believed there should be a better way to explore the sacred writings online, and to connect with others in positive spiritual and educational exchange. We’ve expanded to become an interfaith team. [READ MORE]

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THE MOSAICVERSE DIFFERENCE

No other online services yet focus on multi-faith scripture study. A number of existing services help users find and read passages from either the Bible or the Quran, but they do not enable users to find the points of connection between them. [READ MORE]

The Mosaic Difference

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A number of existing services help users find and read passages from either the Jewish, Christian or Islamic sacred texts but they do not enable users to find the points of connection between them. These libraries also exclude many popular and influential source from Christianity, Islam and Judaism, like Apocrypha, Hadith, Midrash, Talmud, Writings of the Saints, etc. Mosaicverse is building an extensive multi-faith digital library to allow for deep, interconnected study from the faith traditions, starting with the Abrahamic scriptures.

  • Mosaicverse will offer comparisons between multiple texts and traditions.
  • Mosaicverse will enable and strongly promote user comments & dialogue and encourage sharing and discussion of diverse viewpoints.
  • Mosaicverse is building an expansive multi-faith scripture library with advanced search, comparative abilities and social features.

For example, when a user searches the Christian Bible for ‘compassion’, the results don’t include Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, because that passage doesn’t use the keyword ‘compassion’. This is a critical failure, because most Christians consider the Sermon on the Mount to be an essential scriptural source about the value of compassion. Mosaicverse will then pair this text with other texts relevant to the theme of compassion from Jewish and Islamic sources.

Social Impact

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We believe Mosaicverse will be a popular and socially important service. Our Facebook page now has over 13,000 likes from around the world. Our fans support Mosaicverse not only because of the sophisticated intellectual technology we’re building, but because of the positive impact we will create. We plan to engage millions of individuals of all religious backgrounds in interfaith dialogue and educational exchange.

Mosaicverse will provide low-cost, widely available resources for education about scripture and world religion. We are creating a growing resource base and a supportive, knowledgeable community to support religious-based conflict resolution and peacemaking.

Who We Are

We started off as two technology-savvy Jews who believed there should be a better way to explore the sacred writings online, and to connect with others in positive spiritual and educational exchange. We’ve expanded to become an interfaith team.

OUR TEAM

We’ve gathered prominent scholars and leaders from the Abrahamic faith traditions to serve on our Sacred Writings Board, to advise mosaicverse on scholarship and faith community relations. Our Sacred Writings Board members currently include:

  • Imam Mohamad Bashar Arafat – founder of Civilizations Exchange and Cooperation Foundation
  • Rabbi Reuven Firestone, PhD – author and professor at Hebrew Union College and USC Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement
  • Rabbi Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer, PhD – author and Director of Multi-Faith Studies and Initiatives at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
  • Rabbi Marc Gopin, PhD – author and Director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution
  • Rabbi Steve Gutow – president and CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs
  • Dr. Tawfik Hamid – author and Chair for the Study of Islamic Radicalism at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
  • Rabbi Brad Hirschfield – author and president of CLAL: The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership
  • Professor Amir Hussain – author and editor of The Journal of the American Academy of Religion
  • Ayatollah Ahmad Iravani, PhD – author and executive director of the Center for the Study of Islam and the Middle East
  • Kathryn Mary Lohre – past president of the National Council of Churches and Director of Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Professor Alan Mitchell – author and associate professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Georgetown University
  • Professor Peter Ochs – author and Edgar M. Bronfman Professor of Modern Judaic Studies at University of Virginia
  • Professor Elaine Pagels – author and Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University
  • Reverend Bob Roberts, D.Min – author and pastor of Northwood Church and founder of The Global Faith Forum
  • Rabbi David Rosen – author and International Director of Interreligious Affairs of the American Jewish Committee
  • Rabbi Rebecca Sirbu – director of Rabbis Without Borders
  • Dr. Sayyid Syeed – author and National Director of Interfaith and Community Alliances for the Islamic Society of North America

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