Interfaith dialogue refers to cooperative, constructive, and positive interaction between people of different religious traditions and/or spiritual or humanistic beliefs, at both the individual and institutional levels.

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Is Tolerance A Virtue?

Is Tolerance A Virtue? Tolerance, of itself, is not a virtue. The great Catholic philosopher Jacques Maritain has stated that “the man who says: ‘What is truth?’ as Pilate did, is not a tolerant man, but a betrayer of the human race.” There is genuine tolerance, he goes on to...

Religious Pluralism

Religious Pluralism Religious pluralism is an attitude or policy regarding the diversity of religious belief systems co-existing in society. It can indicate one or more of the following: As the name of the worldview according to which one’s own religion is not held to be the sole and exclusive source...

Interfaith Dialogue

What Is Interfaith Dialogue? Interfaith dialogue refers to cooperative, constructive, and positive interaction between people of different religious traditions (i.e., “faiths”) and/or spiritual or humanistic beliefs, at both the individual and institutional levels. It is distinct from syncretism or alternative religion, in that dialogue often involves promoting understanding between different...

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Toleration

What Is Toleration? Toleration is the acceptance of an action, object, or person which one dislikes or disagrees with. Random House Dictionary defines tolerance as “a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, beliefs, practices, racial or ethnic origins, etc., differ from one’s own”.[1] Toleration may signify “no more than forbearance and...

Tolerance And Dialogue In The Qur’an And The Sunnah

Tolerance And Dialogue In The Qur’an And The Sunnah The Qur’an always accepts forgiveness and tolerance as basic principles, so much so that “the servants of the All-Merciful” are introduced in the following manner: And the servants of (God) the All-Merciful are those who move on the Earth in humility,...

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Dialogue In The Muhammadan Spirit And Meaning

Dialogue In The Muhammadan Spirit And Meaning I do not like to make claims and I have a poor memory, but in spite of this I can recite tens of verses, one after the other, that are concerned with forgiveness, dialogue and opening one’s heart to all. This demonstrates the...

Dialogue With The People Of The Book

Dialogue With The People Of The Book The attitude of believers is determined according to the degree of their faith. I believe that if the message is put across properly, then an environment conducive to dialogue will be able to emerge in our country and throughout the world. Thus, as...

Regarding The Information Age And The Clash Of Civilizations

Regarding The Information Age And The Clash Of Civilizations As in the past, there are some conjectures being made about the future today as well. One of these is the claim regarding the future as an age of information. Those people who are discussing the future in this way are...

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Three Groups Opposing Dialogue

Three Groups Opposing Dialogue Three groups opposing dialogue: How are those who are hostile to dialogue activities today relevant to “Kharijites, Karmatis, and anarchists? Karmatism is a heretical esoteric sect founded by Hamdan ibn Karmat in the ninth century AD. Hamdan took advantage of the poverty of people and was...

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How are those who are hostile to dialogue activities today relevant to Kharijites, Karmatis, anarchists?

How are those who are hostile to dialogue activities today relevant to Kharijites, Karmatis, anarchists? Karmatism is a heretical esoteric sect founded by Hamdan ibn Karmat in the ninth century AD. Hamdan took advantage of the poverty of people and was influential, especially in Iraq and its periphery, voicing “collective...

Sports and the Process of Dialogue

Sports and the Process of Dialogue It is a fact that the concepts of democracy, peace, dialogue, and tolerance have spread and are now being taken seriously with the expansion of communication networks throughout the world. In order for these concepts to become more widespread and for everyone to benefit...

The Necessity Of Interfaith Dialogue

The Necessity Of Interfaith Dialogue People are talking about peace, contentment, ecology, justice, tolerance, and dialogue. Unfortunately, the prevailing materialist worldview disturbs the balance between humanity and nature and within individuals. This harmony and peace only occurs when the material and spiritual realms are reconciled. Religion reconciles opposites: religion—science, this...

The Walls Around Peace Have Come Down

The Walls Around Peace Have Come Down Today, almost all of us lead our lives in constant haste and anxiety; we drift from one delirious state into another; we experience panic in our enterprises and we shake with the fear at the terrifying surprises that could be awaiting us two...

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What Is Tolerance?

Tolerance As a nation we are experiencing an intense fervor of recovery and revival. If a wind of opposition does not hinder us, the coming years will be our “years of becoming.” However, there are differences in methods of recovery and revival. There has been a difficulty in arriving at...

Religious Toleration

Religious Toleration Toleration in general signifies patient forbearance in the presence of an evil which one is unable or unwilling to prevent. By religious toleration is understood the magnanimous indulgence which one shows towards a religion other than his own, accompanied by the moral determination to leave it and its...

History of Toleration

History of Toleration In any attempt to deal historically with the attitude of the Church towards religious toleration two considerations have throughout to be kept in mind. In the first place, nearly all ecclesiastical legislation in regard to the repression of heresy proceeds upon the assumption that heretics are in...

Tolerance For Everybody

Tolerance For Everybody Without Hands Against Those Who Strike You, Without Speech Against Those Who Curse You From the day the Journalists and Writers Foundation was established until now—even if things have not always been as we would have wished—we can say that the Foundation has always organized important activities....

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Permanent Tolerance

Making The Atmosphere of Tolerance Permanent In addition to our “lost paradise,” we have also lost some of our exalted characteristics. Knowledge, research, work, work method, organization of the work place, helping one another, and reading the book of the universe are some of the things we have lost. Among...

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