THE ROLE OF FAITH IN CROSS-CULTURAL CONFLICT

THE ROLE OF FAITH IN CROSS-CULTURAL CONFLICT
One of the most important findings of cross-cultural conflict resolution re- search is that religion is a perpetual and perhaps inevitable factor in both conflict and conflict resolution. Religion, after all, is a powerful constituent of cultural norms and values, and because it addresses the most profound existential issues of human life (e.g., freedom and inevitability, fear and faith, security and insecurity, right and wrong, sacred and irreligious), religion is deeply implicated in individual and social conceptions of peace. To transform the conflicts harassing the world today, we need to uncover the conceptions of peace within our diverse religious and cultural traditions, while seeking the common ground among them.

When we speak of the role of faith in cross-cultural conflict resolution, our challenge is to honor the diversity of the world’s humanistic and spiritual traditions while seeking common ground among them, that common ground is that we are all same GOD’s creation, he is our GENERATOR, OPERATOR and DESTROYER. What we need is an agenda for research, dialogue and activism that is global in conception and responsive to common challenges of peacemaking and coexistence within and among the world’s many traditions. It is no longer sufficient for transnational peace agendas to be defined primarily by the cultural experiences and perceived security threats of a particular nation or culture. We need new frameworks for organizing knowledge about religion, culture and spirituality – frameworks that recognize the powerful role that faith and belief play in conflict and conflict resolution, and that do not privilege one culture as ‘normal’ and label another as ‘exceptional’. Education of the masses about different religions is the key in resolving conflicts.

Many Religions, One Community: –

Our contemporary situation raises many serious questions:

How can different cultures and faith groups find ways to live together in peace and prosperity in a shared society? To what extent are tensions be- tween different faith groups and cultures inevitable? How should these ten- sions be understood and handled? History provides us with a number of resources for thinking about these questions and about how we might an- swer them today.

The Rise and Fall of Islamic countries highlight a period in history when Christians, Muslims and Jews lived together and flourished. At the height of this era, people of these different faiths and cultures learned each other’s languages, translated each other’s great works of literature, philosophy and science, and benefited from a time of peace and prosperity. But this period of peace and prosperity was brought to an end by interfaith conflict, misunderstanding and intolerance. What implications do this historical period and its decline have for interfaith and cross-cultural relations in our community, our nation and in the world today?

MYSTERY OF CIVILIZATION

MYSTERY OF CIVILIZATION: –

Let us stop to think about it, but when you do, could anything be wrapped in more mystery than this world’s civilization?

How to explain the astonishing paradox. A world of human minds that can send astronauts to the moon and back, produce the marvels of science and technology, transplant human hearts – yet cannot solve simple human problem of family life and group relationships, or peace between nations?

The developed nations have made awesome progress. They have produced a highly mechanized world providing every luxury, modern convenience and means of pleasure. Yet they are cursed with crime, violence, injustice, sickness and disease (CORONAVIRUS), broken homes and families. At the same time more than half the world is living in illiteracy, hopeless poverty, filth and unpleasantness. Violence and destruction are rapidly multiplying. Many ask, why? If GOD exists, does he allow so much violence and human suffering?

Humanity was created on earth for a glorious and wonderful purpose. GOD was reproducing himself. Stated another way, GOD’s purpose was to create humanity to become supremely happy and joyful in peace and perfect comfort, to become productive, creative, and joyfully successful with eternal life. But to accomplish it, humanity must make its own decisions.

We hope you and your loved ones are well and staying healthy. Together, our global society has entered uncharted waters as we deal with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This is a pandemic of unprecedented magnitude in our lifetimes, requiring herculean responses. It is unfolding as one of the defining moments of our generation. HUMANITY NEEDS AND DEMANDS YOUR HELP.

MYSTERY OF CIVILIZATION

MYSTERY OF CIVILIZATION: –

Let us stop to think about it, but when you do, could anything be wrapped in more mystery than this world’s civilization?

How to explain the astonishing paradox. A world of human minds that can send astronauts to the moon and back, produce the marvels of science and technology, transplant human hearts – yet cannot solve simple human problem of family life and group relationships, or peace between nations?

The developed nations have made awesome progress. They have produced a highly mechanized world providing every luxury, modern convenience and means of pleasure. Yet they are cursed with crime, violence, injustice, sickness and disease (CORONAVIRUS), broken homes and families. At the same time more than half the world is living in illiteracy, hopeless poverty, filth and unpleasantness. Violence and destruction are rapidly multiplying. Many ask, why? If GOD exists, does he allow so much violence and human suffering?

Humanity was created on earth for a glorious and wonderful purpose. GOD was reproducing himself. Stated another way, GOD’s purpose was to create humanity to become supremely happy and joyful in peace and perfect comfort, to become productive, creative, and joyfully successful with eternal life. But to accomplish it, humanity must make its own decisions.

We hope you and your loved ones are well and staying healthy. Together, our global society has entered uncharted waters as we deal with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This is a pandemic of unprecedented magnitude in our lifetimes, requiring herculean responses. It is unfolding as one of the defining moments of our generation. HUMANITY NEEDS AND DEMANDS YOUR HELP.

HUMAN MIND IN ISOLATION

Please watch the Movie PANDEMIC 2007 through U-tube or Netflix, to see how the 5 big enemies (Desire, Anger, Greed, Attachments & Ego) are created by human beings.

Silence, happiness, love and blessings are important aspects. Happiness leads to good health. It is only you who can give this medicine to yourself. Some bring illness to themselves through anger, greed, unfulfilled desires, expectations, sup- pression of feelings and relationships not based on true love. Look in your heart; you will know where your illness comes from. There are three ingredients for a long and healthy life: live with attention but without worry; use time in a worth- while way; keep your thoughts pure, positive and filled with strength during this Pandemic.

HOW FEELING OF GRATITUDE BREED HAPPINESS AND WELL-BEING

HOW FEELING OF GRATITUDE BREED HAPPINESS AND WELL-BEING: –
If you need another reason to give thanks at the dinner table, how’s this: people who maintain an “attitude of gratitude” tend to be happier and healthier than those who don’t. Adults who feel grateful have more, than who do not, according to studies conducted over the past decade. They’re also less likely to be depressed, envious, greedy or alcoholics.

One research has found that grateful students reported higher grades, more life satisfaction, better social integration and less envy and depression than their peers who were less thankful and more materialistic. Additionally, feelings of gratitude had a more powerful impact on the students’ lives overall than materialism. Gratitude should be chronic in order to reap all of its benefits.

Feeling gratitude must be ingrained into your personality, and you must fre- quently acknowledge and be thankful for the role other people play in your happiness.

For older children and adults, one simple way to cultivate gratitude is to literally count your blessings. Keep a journal and regularly record whatever you are grateful for that day. Be specific. The real benefit comes in changing how you experience the world. Look for things to be grateful for, and you’ll start seeing them.

Studies show that using negative, derogatory words — even as you talk to yourself — can darken your mood, as well. Fill your head with positive thoughts, express thanks and encouragement aloud and look for something to be grateful for, not criticize, in those around you, especially loved ones.