I support this initiative wholeheartedly, and congratulate the people behind it. I am deeply interested in interfaith harmony, and I yearn to work full time for interfaith reconciliation in due course.
I believe that such peace initiatives are willed by God and that it will gather momentum and engulf the whole of humanity soon. I exhort all religious scholars to awaken and to engage in dialogue with their counterparts of other religions to usher in the “Kingdom of heaven” prescribed variously in all Holy Books.
I firmly believe that the transcendent Spirit or “Word of God” being followed by believers in all religions is working behind the scenes to bring together all people together under one umbrella without destroying the unique identities of any of them. The invitation for this “Wedding Feast” is gradually being accepted by all those who are spiritually awakened in all religions.
I invite all those who are interested in interfaith harmony, particularly in pursuing theological engagement with counterparts of other religions, to pick up some seeds of thought from the following articles in Christian theological journals and to develop them further in their own traditional courtyards.
(1) QUR’AN GOSPEL CONVERGENCE: THE QUR’AN’S MESSAGE TO CHRISTIANS; (Journal of Dharma, Bangalore, India, 2010) http://www.shc.edu/theolibrary/resources/Quran-Gospel.pdf
(2) INDIRECT PRESENCE OF “THE WORD” IN OTHER RELIGIONS (Sedos Mission articles, Rome, 2007)
(3) MISSION IN THE PLURALISTIC CONTEXT: SPREADING THE MESSAGE OF ABBA EXPERIENCE; (Sedos Mission articles, Rome, 2002)
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