"Yes Ron, you're right. My first par refers to the 'Nones' Rev. Anne knows and, while I agree with her that this group often don't want to be labelled, I (perhaps pedantically) argue that the label 'agnostic' seems to…"
"Thank you, Rev. Anne, for sharing your perspective with us. I would comment on two points. Firstly, I wonder what proportion of 'Nones' follow the practices of the 'Nones' that you know. I agree that many are not atheist, and…"
"Thanks Ian. Now that Blog Posts are current I will post more again. Hope that you will too. Thanks also to Mystic Tourist (Michael) for stirring up the pot.
PeaceNext was excellent in the past and can be excellent in the future. I hope it will…"
"Thank you Mike, for this summary of the essential divide between Islam and Christianity, between Muslims and Christians. I look forward to following your series of writings on the deep conflicts between different communities. Such a series could…"
"Thank you, Mark, for this excellent article on the realities of interreligious dialogue. Perhaps I should write inter-denominational as more accurate than interreligious. I particularly like your analysis of the situation that arose with your…"
"Junaid Sulahry's analysis is an excellent reminder of how quickly we lapse back into our default position of 'It's terrible but there's nothing I can do about it!' Partly this attitude results from seeing the world through…"
""I will however leave you all with one thought. If we are all educated to a reasonable level, would there be as many problems in the world?"
While I recognise that a certain basic level is probably necessary to go the next step, the level…"
Yes, MINE, my faith, my etc can be a cause of division. However, without a strong awareness of one's self-identity, which does include race, religion and place in society, it is difficult to fully engage with the 'other'.…"
I've just started a group on PeaceNext at http://www.peacenext.org/group/iia
Please join us to discuss local topics relating to Interfaith in Australia.
Yours in Faith
Rev. Peter BrabynInterfaith Church of Australia"
"Thanks Tim for this account of your fasting during Ramadan, and your attempt to put it into a context for yourself and your Muslim friends. Agreeing with Paul who commented earlier, participation in another's faith rituals or practice can…"