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 ...

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...

Paul Currie at ChristchurchOn the first of May 2009, Paul Currie set out to walk the length and breadth of the UK from near Thurso to Southampton via Ireland, around 1000 miles. His intention was to raise funds and awareness to establish an Interfaith Youth Hostel. He took no money with him and no support. After 40 days he reached the sea at Christchurch. See his blog here.

Professor Ursula King‘Spirituality is becoming popular. Even sociologists have become spiritual!’ said Professor Ursula King while discussing her latest book, ‘The Search for Spirituality: Our Global Quest for Meaning and Fulfillment’. She referred to a  cultural vision of spiritual oneness beyond diversity of race, nationality and religion that is evolving within the human species. It is an evolution that was not discussed by Darwin but it is happening nevertheless.

'Gustav Jung referred to a coming together of the interconnectedness of humanity.' Prof. King defined spirituality in terms of the web of life, through the relationship to oneself, to others, to the environment and the Divine Spirit, Creator or God. The growing edge of spirituality, she explained, was not under our control and therefore is full of mystery as we pass through the stages of our life. We need to educate children about spirituality because we need to know how to allow our spirit to flourish throughout the ‘dance of life’. Interfaith dialogue can enable a person to discover the spirituality within another faith. This can help us to develop both spiritual literacy and the awareness that we have great resources within us.   Photos link here

Darnly Community Centre GlasgowThree speakers, Shamaalia Nooranne ( Muslim faith), Paul Currie (UPF) and Dr. Maureen Siers (Baha'i) gave talks to the mixed audience at the Darnly Community Centre in Glasgow. Shamaalia pointed out that "we  need pure intentions to create a cohesive community", Paul talked of the principles of selflessness and genuinely lving for others that need to underpin the building of a community. Maureen gave insights into the Baha’i community. Following the talks prayers were given for world peace.

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