Is interfaith good for religious communities?

Is interfaith good for religious communities? Following our last post on the World Interfaith Harmony Week here are some more thoughts on the topic.

A society shall be judged based on…

“A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.” ~ Mahatma Ghandi

and a religion?

Is the same true for religious communities? Shall we judge a religion based on how it treats non-believers or people wanting to leave their religion? (I think this is somebody’s quote, do you know whose?)

“The churches must learn humility as well as teach it.”  ~George Bernard Shaw, St. Joan

“You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.”  ~Anne Lamott

I found interfaith more than useful in developing and deepening my own faith, religious practice and spirituality. The confrontation with “the other” bears many treasures. For religious people it often gets very uncomfortable when this “otherness” is experienced in the realm of one’s deepest religious conviciton.

But we all know

Bogdan Pammer


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