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Reconciliation

1949

We cannot despair of ourselves

We cannot despair of humanity since we are ourselves human beings.

Multiple identities

Each contemporary person is, dare I say, a jumble of identities (take me for instance: I am Palestinian, Arab, culturally Muslim, and, having lived most of my adult life in Britain, western and British. What a mess, you might say!). Much of the trouble in the world today stems from failure to reconcile such multiple identities...

Devotion, compromise, reconciliation

The principle of devotion is at the foundation of religion itself. The basic requirement for any person who comes under the canopy of religion is devotion to something that is greater than the self. The recognition that one surrenders to something greater than his or her own self-interest naturally requires one's willingness to compromise. This readiness can be harnessed to promote reconciliation.