Who is a Pluralist?
Pluralist will look to the essence of the words rather than the
words themselves. Ex; a pluralist will have no problem accepting
greetings in any form; he or she will look beyond the words. You
can greet her/him with Shalom, Namaste, As-Salaamu Aliakum, God
Bless, Sat Sri Akal or whatever you are accustomed to, they all
mean the same to him/her; that you wish them well. He or She has
no qualms returning the greeting in the same format.
A pluralist will never
look down upon any form of worship, he looks to the devotion an
individual has towards the divine and not the method.
A pluralist firmly
believes in his faith, and believes in the path he follows and
understands that it will give him the salvation and takes him
closer to God. He or she understands and believes that all
traditions offer the salvation to the believer.
The Foundation for
Pluralism believes that God does not practice preferential
treatment towards any faith or a group; and we don't either. All
of us are HIS creation and HE belongs to us all. No one owns
HIM, nor does anyone have any exclusive influence over him. Who
would want a God that will not give equal access to all?
We honor, cherish and
respect every way people have come to praise and worship the
divine. We revere every one of the spiritual awakeners, to name
a few: Krishna, Zarthusthra, Moses, Mahavir, Buddha, Jesus,
Muhammad, Nanak, Bahaullah, and every Great Spirit that people
have to come respect.
We believe that each
one of us is created by the same divine system, and respecting
each one of his creations is the best form of honoring that
divinity. Knowledge leads to understanding and understanding to
acceptance and appreciation of people with different points of
view. If we can learn to accept and respect the God given
uniqueness to each one of the 7 billion of us, then conflicts
fade and solutions emerge.
Every religion frees us
from the negative engagements. When we truly believe in the
oneness of God and the oneness of mankind, we have accepted
Godís greatness and parity of human beings.
The world is a better place today because of spirituality,
without which there would be chaos. All the religions are on
the same side; that of goodness for mankind.
Foundation is committed to providing the media and world leaders
with insights, and policy solutions to effectively managing the
multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-cultural societies. We
are committed to developing solutions for pluralistic governance
of diverse people.
We believe that the
purpose of all faiths is to bring peace and happiness to each
individual and connect humans with the divine. We strongly
defend the goodness of each religion. We believe that political
motivations have deliberately blamed the wrongs of the world on
religion. It is our commitment to identify and ascribe the
wrongs to individuals responsible for it and uphold the honor of
Membership is open to
all those who subscribe to the idea of a pluralistic society, a
society where people are treated with full dignity without
regard to race, color, gender, religion, social status or any