...is the first week of February. Nice article on it here, I particularly like this paragraph:
"There will always be many different religions in spite of efforts by various faiths to convert the world to their theological position. In fact, new religions continue to emerge, for example, the Baha'i Faith and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the19th century, the Unification Church and Wicca in the 20th. Even in any one faith there are differences in belief and practice, such that there are an estimated 30,000 Christian denominations worldwide. So we will need to live and work together to heal the world despite our most profound religious differences. Religious misunderstandings have caused bigotry and violence for the past 2,000 years. Dialogue and cooperation, by contrast — along with academic instruction about the world's religions from middle school through college — can promote respect and cooperation."
So if anyone wants to post on this topic, who are your favorite religious books/authors? For books about Christianity, I am very fond of John Shelby Spong and Bart Ehrman. For books on Pagan ethics, I really like Robin Wood and Marion Weinstein.