Posts Categorized: religious tolerance

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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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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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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RECONCILING FAITH AND FREEDOM

Posted by & filed under Akbar Ladak, Allah liberty and love, faith and freedom, Free Press, Irshad Manji. moral courage, is Islam a religion of peace, religious tolerance, What is Islam.

Tweet Share Today’s Guest Post is an Excerpt from Allah, Liberty and Love: The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom, by Irshad Manji, courtesy of Free Press. This is a book about Moral Courage – “the willingness to speak up when everyone else wants you to shut up.” The excerpt I’ve chosen is not actually…
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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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TOLERANCE STARTS WITH KNOWLEDGE

Posted by & filed under Baha'i, Chief Red Jacket, Live and let live, religious tolerance, Robyn E. Lebron.

Tweet Share Today’s Guest Post is by Robyn E. Lebron “Verily I say unto you, except ye become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.”   A well known saying to many of us. But what does it mean?  When you go to a park or to an elementary school and…
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THE SHARIA THAT MUSLIM AMERICANS LIVE (Part 1)

Posted by & filed under Anti-Defamation League, is Islam a religion of peace, Muhammad, Muslim Law, religious tolerance, Sharia, Sharia Law, What is Islam.

Tweet Share by Abdul Malik MujahidReprinted from Sharia101.org (Abraham Foxman, the Anti-Defamation League’s national director on the Anti-Sharia Laws: “People don’t know what sharia means, it’s a foreign word”…The proposed anti-sharia laws are “camouflaged bigotry.”) You might have seen a government-required sign at a McDonald’s restroom telling employees to wash their hands. Muslims do this as…
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BESOTTED BLISS AND BLAMING THE VICTOR

Posted by & filed under anti-semitism, George Gilder, religious tolerance, The Israel Test.

Tweet Share By George Gilder (Today’s Post is an Excerpt from THE ISRAEL TEST, by George Gilder, 2009, Richard Vigilante Books) As a youth I learned first hand the temptations of anti-Semitism. Attending Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, I devoted nearly all my efforts as a junior at the school to writing for the…
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INJUSTICE CANNOT DEFEAT INJUSTICE

Posted by & filed under is Islam a religion of peace, Islam, religious tolerance, terrorism.

Tweet Share I often hear the claim that “Sure, I guess not all Muslims are terrorists, but how come the good ones never speak out? It seems as if they’re all willing to support terrorism, even if they don’t participate.” This attitude, of course, is due in part to the Media’s need to print sensationalism:…
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HAS RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE CHANGED AMERICA?

Posted by & filed under Jeffrey Brown, Nick Gillespie, post 9/11, religious tolerance, video.

Tweet Share Jeffrey Brown moderates a conversation among four religious leaders and experts on the tolerance — or intolerance — of different religions and cultures in America, nine years after the Sept. 11 attacks. Sept. 10, 2010 Approximately 15:30 minutes Nick Gillespie Discusses Post-9/11 Religious… by tvnportal *** YOUR COMMENTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME! *** And…
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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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