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The Coming United Religions
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0963789759, Paperback)For more than 100 years, visionaries have been dreaming of a day when the world's religions could work together for peace. "That day is coming--soon!" writes William E. Swing. He and others in the United Religions Initiative (URI)have already held consultations with numerous religious and spiritual leaders during global summits, regional conferences, and interviews. The 1998 Summit drafte and endorsed a draft Charter, and the organization is planning to inaugurate the organization in the year 2000. Meanwhile, URI is reaching across the planet to gather insights and support from people, young and old, of every faith.
Why a United Religions now?
On the threshold of the first global civilization, we face crises in which people of all faiths play significant roles, for good or ill.
Nations have been working for peace through the UN for more than 50 years, but religions do not yet have daily, global forums for dialogue, conflict resolution, and cooperative action.
With the approaching millennium come rising expectations of a new spiritual paradigm, beyond the clash of beliefs, where believers respect the differences as well as the wisdom in other faiths.
Am emerging "global ethic," initiated at the 1993 Parliament of the World's Religions, invites the consensus of religious and spiritual traditions, but it also needs a permanent forum for its expression.
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