Toward A True Kinship of Faiths

Toward A True Kinship of Faiths

How the World's Religions Can Come Together

Audiobook CD - 2010
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The Dalai Lama understands that the essential task of humanity in the twenty-first century is to cultivate peaceful coexistence.

Many believe in the inevitability of an escalating “clash of civilizations.” Peaceful coexistence has long been problematic with religion, and while previous conflicts over religious differences may have been significant and regrettable, they did not threaten the very survival of humanity. Now, when extremists have access to powerful technological resources, a single spark could ignite a powder keg of frightening proportions.

Yet the Dalai Lama shows how the challenges of globalization can also move us in another direction, to a deeper plane where nations, cultures, and individuals connect through their shared human nature. All major religions confront the same perennial questions; each has distinct forms of expression. This marvelous diversity of insight has the potential for inspiring dialogue that can enrich everyone’s pursuit of wisdom.

Toward a True Kinship of Faiths offers a hopeful yet realistic look at how humanity must step into the future.

Publisher: Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, p2010
Edition: Library ed
ISBN: 9780307712974
0307712974
Characteristics: 5 sound discs (ca. 73 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Gere, Richard 1949-

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unbalancedbutfair Jun 14, 2012

If for no other reason than to get a respectful idea of what the world's faiths hold, or at least a respectful man's honest and earnest belief of what they hold, read or listen to this book. I learned things that I hadn't known before about other religions and the author is incredibly respectful without trivializing or simplifying beyond the point of truth other faiths. And yet he makes no bones about where there are fundamental disagreements. It was respectful and enlightening. His core argument: that at the heart of each religion is compassion and we ought use that common ground to help our fellow man whatever their creed is a good thought. As is his example of respect for other religions even with fundamental disagreements. To be sure, the philosophical arguments are not powerful and complex. If you are looking for that look elsewhere. If you are honestly seeking to understand this is worth the read. This is a good man's good work.

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