Our organization teaches that there is a deep and essential unity underlying our apparent differences. Underneath diversity is the shining reality that there is only One God, One Life shared by all. Consequently, we honor all paths to God, understanding that each religion has a golden thread of truth. We know that, as Albert Einstein said, we cannot solve a problem with the same consciousness that created it. Fear and hatred will never transform fear and hatred to create a peaceful world. We need to envision a world beyond what we now know; a world free of war, homelessness, hunger, poverty, disenfranchisement and terror – a world of peace, freedom, justice, caring, compassion and unity. The bigger issue, then, is not the proximity of one piece of sacred ground to another. The issue is finding common ground to create a peaceful, tolerant world that works for everyone.
Rev. Dr. Kathy Hearn is the Community Spiritual Leader for United Centers for Spiritual Living, a global organization that provides spiritual tools to transform personal lives and help make the world the better place. To find out more go to www.unitedcentersforspiritualliving.org