‘Different doesn’t necessarily mean wrong.’

Our news this week sees a setback in interfaith working. But Marigold Bentley believes it is still an important enterprise

‘We know we are different but it needn’t be a reason to refuse to cooperate.’ | Photo: Aarón Blanco Tejedor / Unsplash.

Something I have learned during my years of service for Friends is the constant unfolding of religious understanding gained through working with other churches and faiths. Our common ground is that we acknowledge humanity to have a spiritual dimension. Quakers express that knowledge through language such as: ‘That of God in everyone.’ Other faiths and churches use different language to describe the gifts and qualities that humans, and other living things, bring. Different doesn’t necessarily mean wrong.

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