"All the races and tribes in the world are like the different colored flowers in one meadow. All are beautiful. As children of the Creator they must all be respected." Native American Indian Traditional Code of Ethics, 1994
Enjoy a new virtual kirtan gathering or satsang each week.
Kirtan is Vedic/Hindu devotional call-and-response singing in Sanskrit. It's considered to be a type of Bhakti Yoga practice since the purpose and reason for singing is to show devotion to and unite with God/Universe/Source. I've been singing with the Bend Kirtan Community since February 2009 and have found it to be very healing, and very transcendental.
The World of Tibetan Buddhism: An Overview of Its Philosophy and Practice
The Faith Of The Christian Church: An Introduction To Theology
Temple of the Cosmos: The Ancient Egyptian Experience of the Sacred
The Essentials of Hinduism: A Comprehensive Overview of the World's Oldest Religion
Humanism: An Introduction
What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam
Jainism and the New Spirituality
Essential Judaism: A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs & Rituals
The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries: Cosmology and Salvation in the Ancient World
The Sacred Pipe: Black Elk's Account of the Seven Rites of the Oglala Sioux (Civilization of the American Indian Series)
Pagan Regeneration: A Study of Mystery Initiations in the Graeco Roman World
Shinto: The Kami Way
Simple Guide to Sikhism (World Religion Series)
The Shambhala Guide to Taoism (Shambhala Guides)
To Re-enchant The World: A Philosophy Of Unitarian Universalism
Wicca Demystified: A Guide for Practitioners, Family and Friends
The Handbook of Yoruba Religious Concepts
Zoroastrianism: An Introduction to Ancient Faith (Sussex Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices)
excerpts from an essay by Wilfred A. Peterson
Tolerance is warm. It reaches out the hand of friendship in spite of all differences.
Tolerance is understanding.
Tolerance is deep. It creates a foundation of faith in humanity underneath disagreements, thus preventing prejudice and resentment. It may reject the argument, but it always respects the man....
Tolerance refuses to hate....
Tolerance is sympathetic. It looks through mental barriers into the human heart....
Tolerance does not look down on others, it looks up to them....
Tolerance towers above differences. It is bigger than race, color, creed, or politics.
All the symbols and all the books from all the different religions are here together in one place and the page hasn't blown up yet. Get It?!
How many of the sixteen different religious symbols can you identify?Check your answers here.
"This test is not to determine what religion you should follow... But, based on your personality and what you already believe to be true, I can tell you which religious leader you would get along with most."