Interfaith Cooperation Quiz

1. Which U.S. President, while addressing a Jewish community and affirming America’s commitment to interfaith cooperation, insisted that “the Government of the United States…gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance”? ANSWER George Washington. In 1790, President Washington travelled to Rhode Island, where he met with leaders of several religious groups, including a fledgling […]

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The Unity of World Religions

Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan has assembled a smorgasbord of insights and aphorisms from Sufi mystics from all the ages. In a section about “The Unity of World Religions” he includes these quotations. Hafiz: “I am in love with every church and mosque and temple And any kind of shrine Because I know it is there […]

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“Until there is peace between religions, there can be no peace in the world” -Thich Nhat Hanh

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I Am Good

I was recently told of an African tribe that does the most beautiful thing. When someone does something hurtful and wrong, they take the person to the center of town, and the entire tribe comes and surrounds him. For two days they’ll tell the man every good thing he has ever done. The tribe believes […]

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