Posts Categorized: religious diversity

A Glorious Destiny

Posted by & filed under inclusion, religious diversity, religious tolerance, Thomas Merton.

A Glorious Destiny

One day, on a busy street in Louisville, Kentucky, the famous Trappist Monk, Thomas Merton, found himself surrounded by Jews and Christians, Blacks and Whites, and others. He suddenly experienced a radical sensation of inclusion. “It was like I was waking from a dream of separateness,” he later wrote, “of spurious self-isolation in a ‘special’…
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WHO INVENTED “RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE”?

Posted by & filed under Babylon, Babylonian Exile, Cyrus the Great, human rights, Iran, King Cyrus, Persia, religious diversity, religious tolerance.

Tweet Share The concept of Religious Tolerance was not conceived by America, nor by England or Europe.  It does not come from ancient Greece. It is not a gift to mankind from Christianity, or Judaism, or Islam. The concept of Religious Tolerance comes from – are you sitting down? – Iran. That’s right; we owe…
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WE HAVE INHERITED A LARGE HOUSE

Posted by & filed under justice, Martin Luther King, Peace, religious diversity, religious tolerance.

Tweet Share To conclude this month of Guest Posts, Book Excerpts and Videos on the issues of Religious Tolerance, Justice and Peace, I cannot think of a better finale than this statement by Martin Luther King, Jr.   “We have inherited a large house, a great world house, in which we have to live together…
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WHY WE CAN’T JUST SING ‘KUM BA YAH’ AND BE DONE WITH IT

Posted by & filed under Abraham Lincoln, is everything relative, kum ba yah, One World Religion, relativism, religious diversity, religious tolerance.

Tweet Share    Welcome to our series of Guest Blogs on Religious Tolerance. But before the series begins, I want to acknowledge that there are some very serious and perfectly rational objections to promoting Religious Tolerance, and we need to consider these objections.  After all, if we could just hold hands and sing a rousing…
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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 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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