All over the world there is a struggle taking place within and about religion. Sometimes it results merely in harsh or prejudicial words. Too often it erupts in violence and acts of shocking extremism. The essence of the struggle is this: are people of religious faith prepared to regard those of a different faith with respect and dignity, and yes, even love; or do they rather regard them as enemies? Are they "open" to the other or "closed"? Do they want to live in harmony with those different from themselves?
In each of the main religions such a struggle is being waged everywhere. Because of the enormous importance of religion in the modern world, the outcome of such a struggle has immense implications for all of us – those from the major faiths and those of none.
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