|Award-winning Taizhou Bridge in China - still under construction|
HOW WE BENEFIT FROM INTERFAITH RELATIONSHIPS?
Thanks to Merrimack College, their interfaith program, and Prof. Padraic O'Hare for these reflections:
1.) Other faiths are not a threat. We are spiritual companions.
2.) God dwells in the connecting silence behind our divisive chatter.
3.) When I cross your bridge, I am met by your faith's richness. I find in your tradition and culture things to admire, to emulate, to integrate, and which resonate within my own spiritual experience.
4.) We share common ethical commitments.
5.) God is greater than religion.
6.) The Love of God embraces us all.
7.) Studying our sacred texts together we discover our true inner lives!
8.) Amidst our individualism beats the common heart of the world.
Recommended reading: The Life Of Pi