You and I, Jon, will probably agree on very, very many points, politically and socially.
Thinking of the people you encounter in the world as fellow human beings means that you put that fact before their gender, their sex or sexuality or their political orientation or their religious views or their social background or how much money they've got.
The religion of ancient China was like this; so too was the religion of Rome.
What is religion and what is morality? The organization runs the HOPE center in Makeni, Sierra Leone which provides trainings, support groups, meetings and career development to women in the community.
One of the Foundation's programs is called Abraham's Tent and brings community members together across religions and cultures to share a meal and build multicultural friendships. Offering disaster and crisis relief to affected areas around the world Somebody Cares has been involved in disaster and crisis relief efforts for events ranging from Southeast Asian tsunami to Hurricane Katrina.Does it mean that one believes in agents or forces that transcend ordinary physical laws? For example, surveys indicate that those who score higher on indices of religiosity — those who report praying regularly, for example — reliably report giving more money to charity. Each year adds greater depth to the work the participants do, culminating during the students 11th grade year with discussions about college, career and the future. Is religion a force for good? Working to end U. Supporting campaigns for economic and worker justice Interfaith Worker Justice operates out of Chicago to promote workers' rights and grassroots organizing. I see atheism in a similar way — that it is a leap of faith, because we're talking about the unknowable. It's the absolutism, it's the intolerance that dominates this new atheism, which I will react against, actually, because it's so illiberal, and it's so metropolitan as well…" EH: "I want to touch back on that, if I may, because you're able to say what you just said — there can be these debates, and disagreements, and flexibilities within faiths and between faiths about these matters — only because you now live in a functionally secular society. Those for whom faith is a call to arms and religion a blanket justification for violence against the unbeliever, are a threat to all of us. There are plenty of religions in which the belief in gods is a hazy and sceptical afterthought and for which the ritual and the community are far more important than any theological doctrine. Cristina Odone: "I must stress here that I embrace the concept of religion as faith rather than simply a structure like the Vatican or a synagogue. Providing health care and clean water in Ethiopia British Columbia's Lambrick Park Church partnered with Food for the Hungry Canada to form the Belo Partnership , which works to provide health care and clean water in the Sasiga region of Ethiopia.
It's really interesting that wherever religion is on the front foot, it bears down in a very impressive [way] on people.