God Saw

God Saw God saw the road was getting rough, The hill was hard to climb; He gently closed those loving eyes And whispered “Peace Be Thine.” The weary hours, the days of pain, The sleepless nights have passed; The ever patient worn-out frame Has found sweet rest at last. God...

Tranquility

What Is Tranquility? Tranquillity (also spelled tranquility[1]) is the quality or state of being tranquil; that is, calm, serene, and worry-free. The word tranquillity appears in numerous texts ranging from the religious writings of Buddhism, where the term passaddhi refers to tranquillity of the body, thoughts and consciousness on the path to enlightenment, to...

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Submission to God in The Old Testament

Submission to God in The Old Testament The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. (Psalms, 28:7) Those who trust in the Lord… which can not be shaken but endures forever. (Psalms, 125:1) He said: “The Lord is my strength, my...

Prayers for Peace

Prayers for Peace Peace is a concept of societal friendship and harmony in the absence of hostility and violence. In a social sense, peace is commonly used to mean a lack of conflict (such as war) and freedom from fear of violence between individuals or heterogeneous (relatively foreign or distinct) groups.  “Psychological peace” (such as a peaceful thinking and emotions) is perhaps...

Farewell Discourse

Farewell Discourse

Farewell Discourse In the New Testament, Chapters 14-17 of the Gospel of John are known as the Farewell Discourse given by Jesus to eleven of his disciples immediately after the conclusion of the Last Supper in Jerusalem, the night before his crucifixion.[1] The discourse is generally seen as having distinct components.[2] First, Jesus tells the disciples that he will be going away to the Father, that...

Fruit Of The Holy Spirit

Fruit of The Holy Spirit The Fruit of the Holy Spirit is a biblical term that sums up nine attributes of a person or community living in accord with the Holy Spirit, according to chapter 5 of the Epistle to the Galatians: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.”[2] The fruit is contrasted with...

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A Brief Overview of Islam

A Brief Overview of Islam The word “Islam” literally stems from the root “s-l-m” and the words “silm” and “salamah” which mean peace, and which indicate the “submission” or ‘surrender” of oneself to God Almighty, being obedient to His commands, embarking on a safe and secure path that leads to...

How Should Believers Invite Others to Faith?

How Should Believers Invite Others to Faith? The aim of sending the Prophets is communicating the divine message, which is the most important and vital obligation incumbent on humanity. That is to say, to enlighten others with knowledge of the true religion and the duties that accompany it. In the...

Jewish Ethics

Jewish Ethics Jewish ethics is the moral philosophy particular to one or both of the Jewish religion and peoples. Serving as a convergence of Judaism and the Western philosophical tradition of ethics, the diverse literature of Jewish ethics’s broad range of moral concern classifies it as a type of normative ethics. For two millennia, Jewish thought has focused on...

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...

Peace is within

Peace is within Back in the ‘sixties, when the peace movement was in full flower, I was teaching at a university in New York City. Since I had 150-or-so students, evenly divided into three philosophy classes, it was a good opportunity for me to allow those who were in my...

Peace

Peace

What Is Peace? Peace is the concept of harmonious well-being and freedom from hostile aggression. In a social sense, peace is commonly used to mean a lack of conflict (such as war) and freedom from fear of violence between individuals or heterogeneous (relatively foreign or distinct) [[social group|groups]. Throughout history some of the most extraordinary and benevolent leaders have used peace talks to establish a...

Muslims, Catholics and the Common Purpose of Justice and Peace

Introduction It is the argument of this paper that Muslims and Catholics are natural partners in the work of justice and peace. This partnership comes from their mutual respect for each other’s religions, that allows them to identify commonalities in beliefs and values. It also comes from the common ground...

What It Takes to Be a Believer

What It Takes to Be a Believer Today, above all else, we are in need of a generation that is consci­entious in fulfilling their duty toward God and we need ideal peo­ple who can guide society; we are in need of ideal guides who will save humanity from the accursed...

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