The following is an essay by former President of Division 32 (1988-89), Mary Jo Meadow. This essay was originally presented at a 1999 conference of the Call to Action organization. A Sister for Christian Community, Meadow is also vowed to the Theravadan Buddhist nun's precepts and is professor emerita of psychology and religious studies at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minn. A recent book is Christian Insight Meditation: Following in the Footsteps of St. John of the Cross.
In this talk, I want to distinguish between views about faith that create great intolerance of those who differ with us and views that support appreciation of differences. The major obstacle to interfaith tolerance seems to be seeing faith as the opinions we take to be true. Nearly as pernicious is the notion that faith means felt certainty. We will explore alternative perspectives with the help of the Buddhist tradition and Christian mystic and Doctor of the Church John of the Cross....
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