Purpose

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10Dec 2010
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Purpose of the Regional Interfaith Website

 

The aim of establishing the RIN website is to invite and enable people from different faiths from around the region to stay in touch using an online forum. The website will provide a communication tool for faith leaders and communities engaged in interfaith dialogue, including delegates who have taken part in previous Regional Interfaith Dialogues, to share ideas, experiences and examples of successful practice in educational interfaith resources, activities and events. The website will also encourage faith and interfaith organizations to explore and develop partnerships in promoting interfaith dialogue at the local, national and regional levels.

 

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We, as leaders of  faith communities, need to develop a more inclusive view of the religious other, to recognise the humanity of the religious other as a starting point. We need to recognise the essential equality of all human beings regardless of religious beliefs. We need to affirm the mutuality and interdependency of all people... We may need even to extend this and recognise that religious other may, just may, have at least some access to the Truth. We may need to accept that the religious others also adopts more or less the same set of essential universal ethical-moral principles we share; that the religious other has feelings of pain and pleasure just like us; that the religious other has similar expectations about their children and family and the preservation of life, property and security; and that the religious other has the same fears and anxieties about the world and the future, just like us.