Earlier this week the New York Times published an Op-Ed Piece Titled “Many Faiths, One Truth” by Tenzin Gyatso, also known as the 14th Dalai Lama. In this piece Gyatso warns about the price we pay for Religious Intolerance. He reminds us that harmony amongst all religious faiths is not just a matter for those who choose to believe but also important for the “welfare of humanity as a whole.”

Here is an excerpt from that article:

“Such tensions are likely to increase as the world becomes more interconnected and cultures, peoples and religions become ever more entwined. The pressure this creates tests more than our tolerance — it demands that we promote peaceful coexistence and understanding across boundaries.

Granted, every religion has a sense of exclusivity as part of its core identity. Even so, I believe there is genuine potential for mutual understanding. While preserving faith toward one’s own tradition, one can respect, admire and appreciate other traditions.”

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