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Thursday, July 5, 2007

Eboo Patel on Pluralism

Eboo Patel on Diane Rehm Show
Talks about Pluralism


This interview with Diane Rehm show is worth listenting to, if you have the time. Pluralism, as Eboo speaks, or you may understand and I teach is indentical.

Eboo Patel, founder and executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core.
Listen: http://www.wamu.org/audio/dr/07/07/r2070705-13285.asx
or http://www.wamu.org/audio/dr/07/07/r2070705-13285.ram

The website http://www.foundationforpluralism.com/ answers some of the questions that Eboo was asked;

  1. Our Mission: http://foundationforpluralism.com/Index_OurMission.asp
  2. Our Workshops: http://foundationforpluralism.com/Calendar.asp
  3. Workshop on Judaism: http://foundationforpluralism.com/Index_files/Understanding%20Judaism.pdf
  4. Community is a bus: http://mikeghouseforamerica.blogspot.com/search/label/A%20Community
  5. Hate Sermons: http://wisdomofreligion.blogspot.com/2007/06/hate-sermons-from-pulpit.html

"Because we all share this planet earth, we have to learn to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature. This is not just a dream, but a necessity."-Dalai Lama. We do not have to do this because God wants us or it is a big noble thing, we have to do it because co-existence is a necessity, so we can live our life free of tensions.

I am thinking of taking this to the schools and campuses, need to dedicate our time to this, any one would be interested in joining me?

Mike Ghouse is a Speaker, Thinker, Writer and a Moderator. He is president of the Foundation for Pluralism and is a frequent guest on talk radio, discussing interfaith, political and civic issues. He founded the World Muslim Congress with a simple theme: "good for Muslims and good for the world." His personal Website is www.MikeGhouse.net and his articles can be found on the Websites mentioned above and in his Blogs: http://MikeGhouseforAmerica.Blogspot.com and http://MikeGhouse.Sulekha.com . He can be reached at MikeGhouse@gmail.com . Mike lives in Carrollton with his family and has been a Dallasite since 1980

The Foundation for Pluralism:

Our mission is to encourage individuals to develop an open mind and an open heart toward their fellow beings. If we can learn to accept and respect the God given uniqueness to each one of the 7 billion of us, then conflicts fade and solutions emerge . Knowledge leads to understanding, and understanding to acceptance and appreciation of a different point of view.

The Foundation for Pluralism has taken the initiative to present all religious communities in its programs. The goal is to bring people of different faiths together, and provide a platform for them to share about their beliefs, their systems and rituals, while expanding the comfort zone of each group. "The event is a tribute to those who think beyond the box.
--
Mike M Ghouse
(214) 325-1916
SPEAKER THINKER WRITER
www.MikeGhouse.net
www.WorldMuslimCongress.com
www.FoundationforPluralism.com
2665 Villa Creek Dr, Suite 206
Dallas, TX 75234

O: 972-919-4466 F: 972-919-4467


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