Posts Categorized: interfaith

MY CORE MESSAGE: Spiritual Growth & Loving-Kindness (FREE ON KINDLE 7/10/12 – 7/11/12)

Posted by & filed under Bible Symbolism, Bible Symbols, enlightenment, Free Kindle, inclusion, interfaith, religious symbols, religious tolerance, spiritual awakening, the door is open.

Tweet Share  Click for Kindle Religion does not have to divide us. Rather than reading scriptures as literal history or fearful warnings about the dire consequences of moral failure, where each religion sounds contrary to all the others and insists that it, alone, has the only ‘real’ Truth, let me show you how to read…
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HOW BEING RIGHT MAKES US WRONG

Posted by & filed under being compassionate, being right, elephant and blind men, Hannah Thomas, Heart Rising, interfaith, religious tolerance.

Tweet Share Today’s Guest Post is by Hannah Thomas of ‘Heart Rising’ It is possible to be loving and it is possible to be right, but it is not possible to be both at the same time. I can almost hear the arguments that would arise in response to such a statement!  What has being…
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PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE

Posted by & filed under coexist, interfaith, Paula Coppel, Ramadan, religious tolerance. Jeremy Rifkin, Unity Church.

Tweet Share Today’s Guest Post is by Paula Coppel of Unity We sell a T-shirt in the Unity Village bookstore that simply says, “Coexist,” with symbols of the world’s major religions arranged in a circle. It is an elegant representation of the concept of honoring all paths to God, which Unity embraces. I was thinking…
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RELIGIONS ARE BUT MEANS TO FINDING GOD. WHY QUARREL?

Posted by & filed under Hinduism, interfaith, Ramakrishna, religious tolerance.

Tweet Share Today’s post is an Excerpt from Sri Ramakrishna: The Face of Silence, by Swami Nikhilananda and Dham Gopal Mukerji. Sri Ramakrishna was born in 1836 and passed away in 1886. His life was an uninterrupted contemplation of God. He delved deeply into the ideas and principles of all traditions, and seekers of God…
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THE GOLDEN RULES

Posted by & filed under confucius, g b shaw, george bernard shaw, golden rule, interfaith.

TweetShare Sometimes solutions are fairly simple and straightforward, and it would go a long way toward Peace if we all could simply remember this ethical precept, the Golden Rule: “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Christ said that, right? Yes, of course he did, but: On our quest to become…
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SRI CHINMOY: “TRUE RELIGION DOES NOT FIND FAULT WITH OTHER RELIGIONS”

Posted by & filed under different faiths, interfaith, Meaning of religion, religious diversity, religious tolerance, Sri Aurobindo, Sri Chinmoy.

TweetShare Born in East Bengal (now Bangladesh) in 1931, Sri Chinmoy was the youngest of seven children. In 1944, after both his parents had passed away, 12 year-old Chinmoy entered the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, a spiritual community near Pondicherry in South India. Here he spent the next 20 years in spiritual practice. In 1964, he…
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THE HAJJ

Posted by & filed under different faiths, Hajj, interfaith, Islam, Islam Religion of Peace, islamic stories, ka'bah, Mecca, Pilgrimage, sacred quest.

TweetShare Each year, Muslims from all over the world travel to Mecca, the site of the Ka’bah that was built by Abraham and Ishmael, to praise and give thanks to God, to ask pardon for their sins, and to renew their spiritual commitment through an elaborate series of rites and rituals. One of the five…
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ABRAHAM, HAGAR AND ISHMAEL: THE STORY FROM TWO TRADITIONS

Posted by & filed under Abraham Isaac, Abraham Sarah Hagar Ishmael, Can Different Faiths Get Along, interfaith, Judaism Islam, ka'bah, Mecca, Qur'an Bible, where in Bible.

TweetShare According to the Jewish Tradition: Sarah saw the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham playing. She said to Abraham, “Cast out that slave-woman and her son, for the son of that slave shall not share in the inheritance with my son Isaac.” The matter distressed Abraham greatly, for it concerned a…
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KWANZAA AND THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES

Posted by & filed under African American, different faiths, interfaith, Kwanzaa, Maulana Karenga, principles of Kwanzaa, seven diversity.

TweetShare  Annual Founder’s Kwanzaa Message SHARING AND SUSTAINING THE WORLD Dr. Maulana Karenga “The celebration of the 45th Anniversary of Kwanzaa is a significant marker and milestone in itself, not only because of what it says about the expansive message and en-during meaning that Kwanzaa has for millions throughout the world African community, but also…
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THE CHANUKAH STORY, PART 2: THE MACCABEES

Posted by & filed under Chanukah, Hanukah, interfaith, Jewish Holidays, Judah Maccabee, judaism, Maccabees, Menorah, What does the Bible say.

TweetShare In 167 BCE, in a small town near Jerusalem, a Greek official ordered an old Jewish priest named Mattathias to sacrifice a pig to the Greek gods. It would set a good example, the official said, and he promised Mattathias a handsome reward if he complied. The old priest defiantly refused, but while he…
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COMMUNION, SALVATION, & MYSTICAL UNION

Posted by & filed under blood of christ, bread and wine, Communion, Eucharyist, Frithjof Schuon, interfaith, meaning religious symbols, sacraments, where in the Bible.

TweetShare Jesus tells his followers that “unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you…. [F]or my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink.” The ritual of Communion is a ritual of sacrifice and rebirth, a renewal of the binding compact…
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ARE ALL RELIGIONS REALLY TEACHING THE SAME THING?

Posted by & filed under Abraham Isaac Jacob, are all religions the same, Carl Jung, Demeter, different Faiths get along, father son holy spirit, interfaith, is Jesus God?, Persephone, St. Augustine, where in the Bible.

TweetShare “Isn’t this idea offensive to many adherents of different faiths and sects who believe they are following the only ‘real’ teaching?” First of all, I would say that they are right, they are following the only ‘real’ teaching. Because there’s only one real teaching – just different ways of expressing it. Here’s an example…
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THE STRANGE TRUTH ABOUT RELIGION

Posted by & filed under are all religions the same, greek mythology, interfaith, is Jesus God?, Judaism Christianity Islam, Promised Land, religious diversity, spiritual awakening, What is God, who is Allah.

TweetShare Most people believe that, despite certain similarities, each religion is fundamentally different from every other religion, and their religion is the only true one. This is understandable. A quick survey of faiths certainly shows enormous diversity, and it wouldn’t make much sense to hold to a belief without believing that it’s true. But I’m…
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