Archive for November, 2009

Faith, Politics and Interfaith Dialogue

Nazir Khaja, Board Memember, MCA
If matters of faith were kept clean of politics then life on this planet would be a lot easier. Wherever people of faith gather to ponder over what to them matters at the deepest level of their being, they come up with the same answer. That there is one transcendal Being who we refer to as God, Yahweh, Allah, or any other name regardless of what our religion is. Unfortunately the matter then does not rest here. It goes from there to religion with its demand for rituals and obligations. This creates a divide from others whom we begin to perceive as less perfect or in fact inferior, further drawing a moat around our faith- based group identity. Historically territorial expansion and acquisition of power and control of resource have all been do...

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