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California roots, ancestors from Russia, Germany, Ireland, active in Unitarian Universalist worship communities, skeptical of authority.
Eboo Patel remained silent as his Jewish classmate was verbally attacked by thugs. He recalls the experience with shame. Failing to stand up for religious diversity and advocate tolerance leads to success for religious totalitarians. We see the consequences.
How can real interfaith conversations allow us to assert our own faith journeys AND also bring empathy to those of others?
I liked Patel's answer: we learn most by serving others. Enjoy!
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