Wednesday, December 31, 2009
Pluralism Goals for 2010
The Foundation for Pluralism has been on the horizon for the last ten years and officially we are in our 5th year. Through the years we have done several programs, lectures, workshops, publications, radio Shows and Magazines, it is indeed Pluralism in practice while creating a place in the nascent academic world of Pluralism.
In the simplest of words, Pluralism is nothing more than developing an attitude of respecting the otherness of others. If we can learn to accept and respect the God given uniqueness of each one of the 7 billion of us, then conflicts fade and solutions emerge.
The idea of Pluralism will gain momentum in 2010 and we are humbly preparing to give direction to it.
We are aspiring to recite the Pluralism Prayers at US Senate, Capitol Hill, Texas State Capital and a few area City Councils.
Three Pluralism events are scheduled for 2010; 15th Annual Thanksgiving Celebrations, 6th Annual Unity Day USA and 3rd Annual Reflections on Holocaust and Genocides.
In 2008, we conducted workshops on ten different religions we are resuming the work in 2010 under the same title “Wisdom of Religion, all the beautiful religions”, and it was also the title of our Radio show in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Guest lectures on Pluralism will continue at places of worship, work, schools and Universities.
Pluralism articles will continue to be published in major Newspapers and Magazines.
The Journal of Pluralism is designed to express pluralism at work, society, governance, workplace, worship places, schools, family and daily life. We are planning on bringing out the hard copy.
Pluralism Membership is growing; we have added another 1000 members this month taking it to a total of 25,000 members and hope to reach out to 30,000 by the end of 2010.
We are looking to open up Pluralism Centers in other Cities. A conference on Pluralism is on the table and a research center to be in place upon completion of my PhD in 2011.