Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Quote By Joseph L. Subbiondo

"Religious pluralism only exists in an environment where there is religious diversity, but religious diversity alone cannot guarantee religious pluralism.  Religious pluralism requires consistent study, reflection, respect, and difficult conversation.  Religious pluralism enables us to stand together despite profoundly held differences.  While there are many similarities among the core beliefs of the world's religions, religious pluralism is not a 'melting pot' in which all religions become the same.  The religious pluralism that can be a path to interreligious dialogue demands that we honor the integrity of each faith tradition as a distinctive and legitimate lens for viewing the sacred."
- Joseph L. Subbiondo, President of California Institute of Integral Studies

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