Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Religious pluralism in post-bin Laden America

Here's another reflection on the death of bin Laden, and whether the U.S. as a nation can get beyond "Osama's worldview: that we are suspended in a cosmic struggle between Western Christendom and Islam":

The relevance to a "dialogue for peace"? What the author is advocating is that there needs to be dialogue among Americans about how people of different religions - with special reference to Christians and Muslims - can coexist peacefully and productively in a religiously (and otherwise) pluralistic nation. If we can work this out - how to be people of differing faith, differing religious convictions, differing ideas of fundamental truth, and yet live and even work together in peace, for peace, that would be revolutionary. Is it possible?

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