DISCUSSION STARTER: ALL PEOPLE WHO SHARE LIFE ON EARTH


All people who share life on earth

gaze on the universe with awe.

Tread lightly on the earth beneath,

and see what wonders are in store.

 

See a planet so rare in hue;

different colours, shapes and sizes,

give an unforgettable view;

renewed each day with surprises.

 

All life on earth, both yours and mine;

telling us we are of a kind.

Beginning and end are divine;

seeking acceptance by the mind.

 

Behold the human family;

diverse in colour, race and creed.

Each one created uniquely;

to satisfy each other's need.

 

Claims of superior faith and creed,

can make us demonise and hate.

Suspicion of others' words and deeds,

wounds our need to communicate.

 

Acknowledge our shared human life.

Seek the wisdom we all can share.

Celebrate our own faith and life.

Respect others', with love and care.

Garth Read 2012 (unpublished)

 

 

Tags: Diversity, Faith, Creed, Interfaith

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