Confound the Religious Extremists... Master Interfaith Dialogue Now
In a world where extremists use religion as a pretext for conflict, the antidote is
interfaith dialogue... What the World Needs to Know about Interfaith Dialogue shows you how to counter those who use religion to divide. You'll come away with knowledge of the diplomatic tools required to start and conduct successful interfaith or inter-denominational dialogue. It will help you to build bridges of understanding, resolve conflicts, and identify problems before they develop.
Interfaith Dialogue for Everyone
What the World Needs to Know about Interfaith Dialogue covers a range of practical and philosophical issues supplemented by anecdotal information.
You'll be shown step by step:
- How to overcome differences in theology and belief
- How to make interfaith meetings run smoothly
- How to temporarily suspend your heartfelt beliefs
- What "loaded" words to avoid
- How to defuse interfaith conflict
- How to distinguish a religion from a cult
- The "seven types of interfaith dialogue participants"-- and
- How to deal with explosive political issues
This Is a Recipe Book for Interfaith Harmony
There are some books written about dialogue from ivory tower thinkers who don't participate in dialogue – and other written from a single-faith point of view.
This book is different.
It's tried and tested in real down-to-earth interfaith dialogue. Richard M. Landau wrote the book because there is no other book that explains the how-to's of interfaith dialogue.
What the World Needs to Know about Interfaith Dialogue proposes an exclusive technique: the 'willing suspension of belief'. It works. So, for example, if a devout Jew is meeting with a pious Muslim, the technique shows how you build genuine bridges of understanding and unity between them.
Traditionally interfaith dialogue groups have been hard to set up, difficult to sustain, and dogged by religious and personality conflicts. Frequently they do little more than spend hundreds of hours simply talking. But your group can accomplish much, much more -- if you follow the basic ground rules outlined in What the World Needs to Know about Interfaith Dialogue.
The Only Lasting Way To Beat Religious Bigots And Extremists Is Through Dialogue
Nothing defeats extremism like thoughtful and kind dialogue that recognizes that we have our differences – so then, how are we going to get along?
What the World Needs to Know about Interfaith Dialogue... is a critical tool to help you work in harmony with people of other faiths.
It's an entertaining, fast-paced reference text supplemented with additional useful anecdotal information. It touches on virtually every situation and challenge you'll encounter in interfaith dialogue. Over 70,000-words, it's an exhaustive sourcebook and a manual of diplomacy and tact.
- How to put aside your biases and start the dialogue
- How to avoid an argument with a literalist OR a liberal
- Why some faith groups don't seem to get along... & how to change that
- How to keep political causes from railroading your agenda
- An exclusive 13-point set of rules that ensure smooth meetings
- How to select a suitable task or project for your interfaith group to get beyond talking
- The 5 criteria that define what is legitimate religious expression
- PLUS... The Trends that will jolt interfaith and faith groups during the next 25 years
Avoid the Biggest Interfaith Dialogue Mistakes
What the World Needs to Know about Interfaith Dialogue will teach you how to --
- Establish criteria that let you exclude extremists without sideswiping faiths in good standing
- Get beyond the talk-talk-talk cycle of interfaith dialogue
- Avoid unintentionally favoring one faith group over others
- Make sure you aren’t assuming everyone has the "same" social or political agenda
- Deal with two faith communities that will not participate...unless the other is rejected?
- Respond when genuine undesirables --like a "Church" that believes in racial supremacy -- want to join your group?
- Get your executive or members to work with each other
- Keep hard-liners and liberals involved and engaged, at the same time