people with different identities interacting with one another
diversity is a fact not a destination
energetic engagement of diversity toward a positive end
pluralism is an achievement; the goal of interfaith
diversity embraced by an infinitely generous love
unity is not uniformity
freedom to advance one’s deepest personal convictions in public life
Democracy, in its essence and genius, is imaginative love for and identification with a community with which, much of the time and in many ways, one may be in profound disagreement.
~Marilynne Robinson in Imagination and Community
positive, constructive, warm, caring cooperative engagement, and concern for others’ well-being
principles and structures that groups benefit from and people generally agree they have a collective interest to uphold
groups of people who interact around religion differently and their faith identities are engaged by that interaction
It is a mistake to think that the pendulum of history swings of its own accord.
The reality is, people push it.
~Martin Luther King Jr.
organizes the kinds of activities and encounters that strengthen a religiously diverse democracy