Hello NM Interfaith Dialogue participants. Great news! We will be having our monthly NMID Zoom call on November 19th, 5:30 pm -7:00 pm. Our guest speaker will be Fr. John Dear, author of the article, “Unity and Diversity in the Land of Nonviolence”, from the book Oneing, Unity and Diversity.
Through his long search into the truth of our common unity and its requisite requirement of steadfast nonviolence, Gandhi came to celebrate the diversity of life everywhere- among all humans, all sentient beings, and creation itself. He learned that this nonviolent openness to our common unity leads to the celebration of diversity in all its forms. These seemingly disparate sides of reality point us to our generous God-Creator, Christ, and Spirit-a loving God of unity.
Jesus teaches that God is nonviolent and that to be human is to be nonviolent. We are all called to be nonviolent. To deepen our awareness of our common human unity and glorious diversity, we have to deepen into total, universal nonviolence, into the very nature of God.
Here is a link to the article on Fr. John Dear’s website
If you plan to join this dialogue Zoom call, please register at NMInterfaithDialogue@gmail.com . Please send by November 17th, your name & contact information in which you will be accessing the Zoom link. The link will be sent to you on November 19th in the morning, the day of the Zoom call.