27/01/2016 Leave a comment
11/01/2016 Leave a comment
The Holy Qur’an in verse 22:67 provides immense food for thought, especially relevant in our time of rampant sectarianism and increasing animosity between people who ally themselves to different religious traditions.
The verse indicates that all religions are from God, which means there must be a Divine Wisdom and Blessing in the diversity faith and spirituality takes in our Human Family. Surely then, this is not something to condemn as the closed minded do; rather this is a blessing from God, perhaps a phenomenon we should learn more about and reflect upon…
07/09/2015 Leave a comment
“Through our scientific and technological genius, we have made of this world a neighborhood and yet we have not had the ethical commitment to make of it a brotherhood. But somehow, and in some way, we have got to do this.
We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools. We are tied together in the single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. And whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.
For some strange reason I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the way God’s universe is made; this is the way it is structured.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr, (31 March 1968)
12/06/2014 Leave a comment
While they’re a favourite theme of many jokes and recipients of a great deal of criticism, one thing I personally like about Jehovah’s Witnesses is the artwork in their magazines. In each picture, they show people of different ethnic backgrounds together, as one. Shouldn’t we all be doing that?