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Different Religions Week July 15 -22 2005

Different Religions Week 2005 is July 15-22. Nathan Black started the movement in 2003 to help curb people’s widespread ignorance of other faiths, which often leads to intolerance and which sometimes ultimately results in – or is used to justify – violence (consider, for example, 9/11 or the Bosnian conflict). More information about the how and why of the movement is available at www.differentreligionsweek.org.

Although as a Buddhist I am atheist and believe most “religions” to be full of mumbo-jumbo and hocus-pocus (including most forms of Buddhism) I am all for open-ness and exchange. I think this is a good idea. I am going to investigate Sikhism during the week which apart from it’s theistic nature I find to have much in common with Buddhism.

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