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Imagine yourself as the “Other”

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“If we divide the world into the children of light and the children of darkness, we are capable of dehumanising and demonising the Other, seeing ourselves as a victim and committing altruistic evil. Dualism is alive and well in parts of the world today, it has a religious source, or at least speaks a religious language, and it is leading to terror, brutality, civil war and chaos on an ever-widening scale…..   to be cured of potential violence towards the Other, I must be able to imagine myself as the Other.” 

-Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence.

Faith is God’s call to see his trace in the face of the Other. From a Christian perspective, it is seeking to love one’s neighbor, with no qualifications attached.

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