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Multi-faith Discussion


Multi-faith Discussion

A group for discussion of multi-faith and inter-faith issues

Members: 42
Latest Activity: Jul 8, 2014


This group exists for discussions about

- faith topics involving reflections drawn from more than one religion

- Pureland involving material drawn from other faiths

- the fundamental nature of faith/religion

- methods or materials that can be shared between faiths or that Purelanders can learn from other faiths

- the sociology or history of or current developments in interfaith activity

and similar topics. 

Discussion Forum


Started by Steve Durham Apr 1, 2014. 0 Replies

Holocaust memorial address by Julian Harrison

Started by Susthama. Last reply by Robert McCarthy Jan 31, 2013. 1 Reply

The Lord's Prayer and Pureland Buddhism

Started by Ben Ross. Last reply by Nikolas Southwell Jul 1, 2012. 9 Replies

combining Zen and Pureland

Started by Thomas Myojo Radcliffe Mar 19, 2012. 0 Replies

What faith will inherit the soul of our culture?

Started by Dharmavidya. Last reply by Thomas Myojo Radcliffe Feb 3, 2012. 4 Replies

The most Common aspects of Religion

Started by Ras Danzen. Last reply by Thomas Myojo Radcliffe Jan 29, 2012. 3 Replies

Pureland as Generic Spirituality & Frame for Spiritual Exploration

Started by Dharmavidya. Last reply by Thomas Myojo Radcliffe Jan 10, 2012. 6 Replies

Zen and Pureland

Started by Thomas Myojo Radcliffe Dec 31, 2011. 0 Replies

What is Spirituality?

Started by Dharmavidya. Last reply by Thomas Myojo Radcliffe Dec 31, 2011. 9 Replies

The Jesus Prayer and Nembutsu

Started by Ralph Woodcock. Last reply by Katrien Sercu Sep 1, 2011. 5 Replies

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Comment by DEW on November 10, 2012 at 17:24

Peace all, I just joined the FOTAO. I am an interspiritual minister with the Community of the Mystic Heart,  fluent in many spiritual traditions, and a student of Bhakti Ananda Goswami who has been studying deity names cross-culturally for more than 40 years. I am happy to see a multi-faith group here as many many religions make use of Amida's names, forms and seed syllable.  HRIH HRIH HRIH

Comment by Kaspalita on April 27, 2009 at 21:12
Sounds like a good day, Maiku, thanks for sharing. Just shows that when people see an alternative and learn about the suffering of animals, they can change. Namo Amida Bu
Comment by Maiku on April 27, 2009 at 12:32
Thought I would share this with this group too.... I originally posted it on the animal list. However, since it was an interfaith event, I thought you folks might like to read it also.

Yesterday, Sunday, April 26, we had our eco-fair at our church. We started off with a inter-faith environmental service. There was the Christian pastor, a Pagan and myself, a Buddhist priest. I spoke about engaged Buddhism and the current trend of many Buddhists to attempt to bring the Pure Land to Earth. As such, I mentioned the move towards concern for animals. After the service, we had an eco-fair in our parking lot. My eco-vegetarian booth was set up and as fate or Amida would have it, it was right beside the hamburger BBQ. This meant that everyone had to stand in line, just 2 inches from my booth as they waited to get their hot dogs and hamburgers. We did have veggie dogs and burgers. A couple of the people told me that they had originally lined up to get a meat hot dog or burger but changed their mind after reading my literature and got veggie ones instead. Later that evening, I did another service on my own and talked once again about compassion and animals. Overall it was a great day for getting the word out about engaged Buddhism and animal concerns.
Comment by Dharmavidya on April 18, 2009 at 18:56
Dear T Jaye - If you are interested in Reiki, do join the group Health and Wellbeing
You'll find some Reiki interest there. Warm wishes - D
Comment by Dr Di on December 15, 2008 at 16:57
A multi-faith approach encourages broad-mindedness, and open mind is the only true Mind in my humble opinion.
Comment by Sujatin on May 2, 2008 at 14:16
Here is a message from the Vatican - the annual Message to Buddhists for the Feast of Vesakh - "Christians and Buddhists: Caring for the Planet Earth"

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