Recently in a Common Heart conversation (that will get posted in the next few weeks!) Akbar, a law student at UPenn who is Muslim, and I got to talking about interfaith awareness. In our religiously plural society, how do we bridge being at once content with our religious understanding and community and yet aware and accepting of others who have a different religious understanding and are part of a different community?
The thought occurred that we need to apply the adage, “Think globally, act locally” to religion. We can find community in a religious setting that is comfortable for us, but we need to have an awareness that our “global” spiritual community includes all humanity.Read More