Co-existence and respect for those who are different from us starts with a conversation. The question is, are we ready to have that conversation?
Barbara Brown Taylor is a writer, teacher and Episcopal priest. Earlier this year, she published her latest book, Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others.
After spending a number of years in an ecclesiastical role, the author taught a Religions 101 class at Piedmont College in Georgia. In an effort to educate her mostly Christian students, she introduced them to other religions via text-book and via visits to various houses of worship. In addition to writing about her students, she writes about how the different religions each construct their own world view and how similar many are in certain aspects.
I really loved this book. I loved it because it proves that we can get along. It proves that via dialogue, conversation and being open to something new, we can live in peace friendship with others.
I recommend it.