“The mutual suspicion between Christian and Muslim, Muslim and Hindu, and the contempt poured on primal religions by Christians and Muslims alike, have not made for dynamic learning and affirming neighbourhoods. Religious chauvinism, from whatever quarters, is not a recipe for good neighbourliness. It presupposes a monopoly of truth and of God and so undercuts the roots of our common humanity in a way that prevents our acting humanely toward the other. The practice of neighbourliness is anchored in a spirituality of care and respect for the other’s spiritual resources.
Sharing spirituality across religious boundaries will make us neighbours who honour each other’s specificities while at the same time seeking mutual caring and sharing and learning together.” ~Mercy Amba Oduyoye
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