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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Not Cool Robert Frost!

I think we all need pep talk. The world needs you. Stop being boring! Yeah, YOU! Boring is easy. Everybody can be boring whether you’re good or not. Life is not a game, people! Life isn’t a serial either. Well, it is a serial. And if life was a game, aren’t we on the same […]

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Building Community Among Strangers

“As much as I can, [with people of other religions] I should meet friendship with friendship, hostility with kindness, generosity with gratitude, persecution with forbearance, truth with agreement, and error with truth. I should express my faith with humility and devotion as the occasion requires, whether silently or openly, boldly or meekly, by word or […]

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Principles for Interfaith Dialogue

Pluralistic U.S. and global societies are the context within which Christians relate to people of other faiths. Christians live among people grounded in other religions and ideologies, or in none. If our immediate circle of neighbors or friends does not reveal the religious plurality of the world, we need look no further than our cities, […]

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