Face to faith
All faiths must accept pluralism if we are to defuse strife caused in the name of religion, says Jay Lakhani
Saturday November 3, 2007
Not long ago, interfaith dialogue in this country was based on the idea of "tolerating" other religions. This was clearly a derogatory attitude, suggesting that other religions had to be given permission to exist. The dialogue has since moved on and is now framed in terms of "respecting" other religions. This may appear to be a more mature approach suited to the needs of a multi-faith society, but in reality this terminology is a camouflage, shielding an exclusivist, non-negotiable agenda of the Abrahamic faiths.
Read the whole article at the Guardian.