July Talk Series: “Many Paths, One Door”
Unity holds a unique place in the world’s religions and traditions. We are followers of Jesus’s teachings, but we have been enriched by the teachings of all the great faiths since our very inception. We are, as writer Marcus Borg puts it, “Passionately, but not exclusively Christian.” For this series, we will explore both the commonalities and the distinctions of the world’s great faith traditions. We will seek the golden thread of truth in all as we seek to find our own unique path on the journey of our becoming.
Sunday, July 11: “The Children of Abraham”
Three of the five great religions—Judaism, Islam, and Christianity—are “cousins,” all honoring a common ancestor, the Jewish patriarch Abraham. They hold much in common in their worldviews and monotheistic understanding of divinity. Why then is there such strife? Barbara Brown Taylor, in her book “Holy Envy” writes “The Abrahamic religions belong to a complicated blended family in which our similarities provoke as much friction as our differences.” One of these similarities they hold is that of an “us-them” mindset. Some are inside our “one true faith,” some are outside. How can Unity’s non-dualistic, non-exclusionary perspective be of service to the conversation in this family of faith today?
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