Committee for Interreligious Dialogue

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Coronavirus - words of hope from Pope Francis

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Tonight before falling asleep
think about when we will return to the street.
When we hug again,
when all the shopping together will seem like a party.
Let’s think about when the coffees will return to the bar,
the small talk, the photos close to each other.
We think about when it will be all a memory
but normalcy will seem an unexpected and beautiful gift.
We will love everything that has so far seemed futile to us.
Every second will be precious.
Swims at the sea, the sun until late,
sunsets, toasts, laughter.
We will go back to laughing together.
Strength and courage.
See you soon! "

Faith Leaders - Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom from Faith Leaders on going Forward

Powerful words from the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and Baha'i religious traditions. Key hopes on coming out of the current Pandemic and building back better. #religion #interfaith #hope

Geplaatst door Interfaith Scotland op Woensdag 10 juni 2020

Bishop McGee and Sister Isabel attend the meeting of the Religious Leaders of Scotland Forum and offer words of wisdom at this time.

On Holy Ground

When we take off our shoes, we stand before God having relinquished any human claim to the earth beneath our feet. Shoes are the simplest of our possessions, and when we stand shoeless, we are wholly human before God, whether we are Christian or Sikh, Muslim or Hindu. Not that all these places [of worship] are holy, but something happens there, in the presence of which I should stand attentive, quiet, and barefoot in reverence.

— Diana Eck in God at 2000 by Marcus Borg, Ross Mackenzie

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Other Messages from Religious Leaders

Faith Leaders in Conversation

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