Religion is the only human endeavor which has consistently attempted to provide us with a model to pattern our individual lives harmoniously. Our religious traditions encourage ordinary people to live and think at levels of integrated complexity that would be otherwise impossible. If we are going to succeed in transforming the misguided and destructive values that are leading us to the brink of disaster, the future will require us to embrace more fully the vast knowledge and wisdom which can be gleaned from increased Religion and Tolerance.
As we approach the 21st Century, inter-religious dialogue will be an indispensable tool for charting a new course. The dialogue between us will affirm the positive value of diversity through constructive interaction and open listening. A renaissance in the mind of humanity will open the possibility of integrating a living ecosystem with today’s technology.
Ecological problems and Spiritual insight are intimately linked, like it or not, if we continue to ignore this relationship our future on the earth will remain in crisis. The health of the planet is the greatest challenge that has confronted the human race in its entire history. Every day we are being forced to learn, adapt and evolve because we have threatened the global ecosystem. Envisioning way to increase Religion and Tolerance in our daily lives will serve as the template for humankind’s newly emerging global attitude. Creative co-operation between us all is a challenge but not impossible, it simply requires learning.
The Dialogue among the World’s Diverse Religions
We must expand and embrace conversations concerning ethical business practices where resources are concerned. Social responsibility by the business community and spiritual communities have to recalibrated eco matrix, where the planet is our friend; respected, protected and embraced for her uniqueness.
Our communities must develop discussion groups to explore our understanding of living creatures and their part being interconnected holistically. Developing an ethos from this perspective, humankind will begin to evoke a sense of humility–envisioning and responding to each other and the earth with a new global consciousness.
The negative news on every media channel has not helped us. Perhaps the central task before us is to learn a new Religion and Tolerance and embrace the already popular dialogue which is caring for what “others” are “saying,” as well as listening and caring for the earth.