Did anyone see Monday's op-ed, pertinent to our discussion at yesterday's Atlanta cohort meeting?
The Dalai Lama describes compassion as a key thread running through major world religions. He advocates for mutual understanding and embracing the oneness of humanity as crucial steps towards peaceful coexistence and and fostering the welfare of all humanity.
This goes beyond a mere cultural exchange of the sort we discussed last night, because there is far more at stake than the understanding of those present at the exchange--the whole world is at stake, and we each have a role to play. Does the Dalai Lama's account go far enough, as far as listening deeply, and learning and connecting with the Other goes? How far would you go? How interfaith can we each be, do we want to be?