Saturday, April 25, 2015
Where Religions Meet
Here is Anne Pearson's description of the topic of her upcoming talk at Haldimand's Monthly Fireside, in the Disher Room of the Dunnville Branch of the Haldimand Public Library, 7:30 PM:
"It is a common view that religion has been a major cause of violence and dissension, if not outright war for the primary reason that followers of each religion think theirs holds the truth and that some believers will go to any length to prove this, even if it means hurting and killing others. It is also a common view that religions are fundamentally different with little in common with one another. This talk will explore the validity of these views, examine what common ground, if any, lies among the religions, and consider what the Baha’i teachings have to offer on this topic."
Dr. Anne Pearson, granddaughter of former prime minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson, is also a member of the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Hamilton.