Joel D. Beversluis searched out peace and unity in his life. He died Wednesday at age 54 at his home in Ada from complications of cancer. His life celebrated the search for understanding, driven by a vision of creating community and cooperation among religions to promote peace, ecology and justice around the world.
Toward that end he dedicated himself to serving organizations including the Interfaith Dialogue Association, the North American Interfaith Network, the Parliament of World Religions, the Institute for Global Education and the Religion, Ecology and Spirituality group of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council.
In 1993 Joel edited "A Sourcebook for the Community of Religions" for the Parliament of World Religions and increased his international activism. He also formed CoNexus Multifaith Media, publishing and distributing faith-related materials. Joel's love and compassion touched the lives of people from every corner of the world. The family would appreciate written remembrances.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Interfaith Dialogue Association, the Institute for Global Education or the West Michigan Environmental Action Council. Since Joel's passing in March, we have decided to sell his business, CONEXUS MULTIFAITH MEDIA. Conexus is a book, calendar and poster distribution company that provides resources for inter-religous understanding and communication. Please check http://www.conexuspress.com for more information.