“A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move toward higher levels…” ~Albert Einstein, N.Y. Times, 1946
Over the course of the last hundred years, Western scientists have given us a deeper view of the Universe, of Life & Nature as a creative and unified self-organizing process.Unfortunately, most modern societies are still operating with outdated ideas and assumptions, that do not reflect this new paradigm.
Albert Einstein understood this, as have many others. In order to survive as a species, it is essential that we shift paradigms, developing ways of thinking (and behaving) that are more aligned with how human life and Nature’s systems actually work.
Every “thing” that exists in our Universe is a dynamic complex system, interdependently connected to other systems, constantly moving and changing, less a static “thing” than an evolving and transforming creative process.
We see galaxies and hurricanes spinning, continents moving…
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Participating in Slough Faith Partnership's Film Festival for One World Week. Actively engaging in a wonderfully open and positive discussion on Human Rights issues, touching on topics of acceptance, expectations of family/society/religion/cultural group, gender, sexuality, religious issues etc. http://www.sloughfaithpartnership.org.uk
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By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong Fanatical Christians often claim not to have heard of anyone being told by God to leave Christianity, while citing testimonies of "ex-Muslims" hearing directly from Jesus Christ, peace be upon him, to leave Islam. How much weight can we put in these claims, and how should Muslims respond to them? Well…Read more Religious Visions, Testimonies and Conversions