SCENE OF AMERICAN VISITORS, IRAQI ARCHAEOLOGIST & POPE/PRESIDENT VISIT TO SUMER

SCENE OF AMERICAN VISITORS, IRAQI ARCHAEOLOGIST & POPE/PRESIDENT VISIT TO SUMER

Two U.S. friends and an Iraqi archaeologist – plus  Pope & President  – visit the ruins of Sumer in southern Iraq. Pope Francis visited there in March, 2021 because traditionally that is where Abraham, the “Father” of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, is from. During this visit, the history of the Sumerians is discussed along with a surprising story of probably the first-ever reported teacher-student-parent corruption!

DIALOGUE DIMENSIONS, DIRECTIONS & DEGREES

DIALOGUE DIMENSIONS, DIRECTIONS & DEGREES

Through Dialogue we grow and expand our world view, into our whole-ness or holi-ness. When we encounter another, “alien ego,” through dialogue we grow, expand and “pass over” to an even more complete world view and whole-ness, or holiness. Thus we become more complete and transformed. This transformation can then be shared with those who are “home” or community.

LOVE IN ACTION IS THE PURPOSE OF HUMAN LIFE

LOVE IN ACTION IS THE PURPOSE OF HUMAN LIFE

Summing up Christianity, and perhaps Judaism as well, is Love, expressed in the “Golden Rule.” This core teaching is deeply rooted in the Torah and Judaism. It gives an actionable purpose to human life, as well as meaning to the question of “what,” or “who,” is God.

ON HUMAN LIFE – AND THEREAFTERRRR….

ON HUMAN LIFE – AND THEREAFTERRRR….

Professor of Religion, Leonard Swidler, reflects on the life of colleague, fellow seeker of knowledge, and friend, Philosophy Professor Joe Margolis of Temple University, on the occasion of his passing. Professor Swidler puts into perspective the very nature of Professor Margolis’ work in philosophy, to ask the important questions, regardless of the never-ending nature of such questioning. This questioning and the answers which we develop as human beings, are the work of the University as an institution of higher knowledge.

A PATH TO BRIDGE-BUILDING: RETHOUGHT THOUGHT—LEADS TO DIALOGUE

A PATH TO BRIDGE-BUILDING: RETHOUGHT THOUGHT—LEADS TO DIALOGUE

Our old wisdom when we lived on a tiny plot of the vast Earth is no longer adequate to deal with the tsunami of experiences and deluge of knowledge that is flooding over us today! We are increasingly aware that our understanding of the world is not limited and static. We must realize that all of our “knowledge” is interpreted and that nobody knows everything about anything. Therefore, dialogue is the path to building a bridge toward peace and understanding of others.