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Interfaith

An evening with Islamic scholar Dr. Naznin Hirji

With a series of monthly interfaith events, the UPF’s Interfaith Committee has been exploring spirituality from many different traditions. Our February event featured author and Islamic scholar Dr. Naznin Hirji, who talked about how to create the right conditions to experience “the sacred,” a subject at the heart of her doctorate.

Dr. Naznin Hirji Experiencing the Sacred“According to the polishing of one’s heart can see the hidden meaning of things,” she said, quoting the 13th Century Persian poet Rumi as saying. The sacred could be found in “the silence that speaks” and “a thread that extends from the heart to the lips.”

Read more: Experiencing the Sacred

glasgow upf interfatih meetingHeld at Unitarian Church, Glasgow Sunday Dec 20th

Due to the weather conditions, one of the speakers withdrew his presence and yet we managed to gather 13 of us for the meeting under the topic "The Kingdom of Heaven"

The meeting started with self introductions and a sharing on "wishes for the year 2010". AFP (Ambassador for Peace) Shubha highlighted that the purpose of the meeting is for mutual sharing and understanding and that either religious or non-religious people could find some insight during the meeting.

Read more: Sharing for Peace (The Kingdom of Heaven)

What can we learn about pilgrimages that are common to all religions? On September 3rd we heard about jumping queues and ‘culturally determined’ mind sets that are challenged when we join a pilgrimage. Mother Theresa’s conception of a castle with seven rooms in our inner world. The entrance to each room is guarded by those who check whether you have really learned all there is to learn from that room before passing to the next. Read More ...

The latest ‘Sharing for Peace’ meeting was held in the Pollokshield Community Centre, Glasgow, and focussed on the difference between a prophet and a reformer. After an introduction and presentation of the UPF 5 peace principles by Mr Jeff Allard, the Youth president of the Ahmadiyya mosque Ahmed Owusu, a cheerful and confident speaker, expounded on the principle that all prophets are reformers but not all reformers are prophets.

Read more: Prophet vs Reformer

There was a guided meditation and discussion on ‘Spiritual Leadership’ led by Karen Szulakowska at the UPF peace embassy in London.  It was a profound evening of reflection, healing and inspiration. For more photos please follow this link. A video will be uploaded soon…. Read More...