A Journey Toward Understanding

A Journey Toward Understanding

Interfaith dialogue requires
that people of differing faiths
avoid dogmatic assertions
when speaking with each other.
Theological arrogance and rigidity stifles
any authentic exchange.
Nor will dialogue succeed
if our aim is selling our theological perspective.
True dialogue requires an honest
mutual exploration of our respective theologies
and felt experiences of God;
it a journey toward understanding,
not convincing.

Perhaps people of differing faiths
can each grow closer to God
buy drawing closer to each other.

The path of peace is dialogue.
Dialogue transforms a stranger into a friend.
Friends can unite in the struggle against poverty and evil.

The world’s faiths speak in uniquely different tongues
of a transcendent reality common to them all.


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