[Photo] Dialogue: Peace Needs No Words

“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Miri

Masjid An-Naim & The Good Shepherd Church, Miri

There is a picture that circulates around the internet periodically; a church and a mosque situated next to each other in my hometown.  It is located slightly outskirt of Miri city centre, and as I do not practise Islamic or Christian faith, I find no reason to venture out to see this unusual sighting.

Until my recent trip.

During my visit, the mosque dome is still under construction. But you can see from the picture that the Crescent on the Mosque and Cross on the Anglican church is clearly visible, a symbol of peace and harmony. While there may be other places where this unique situation happens, we should always take pleasure in the simple things we see.

Miri (2)

Miri (1)

Religious tolerance is important. We should always work towards a culture that allows everyone to follow their chosen spiritual and religious path, without hindrance, harassment, or oppression. This includes people whose beliefs are very different from our own.

Just because, peace needs no words or any dialogue.

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In response to Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue

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7 thoughts on “[Photo] Dialogue: Peace Needs No Words

    • Jill says:

      This is a very thought-provoking question. Perhaps the wars are there to remind us to see the silver lining in other things – unity and strength when the rest of the world falls apart.

  1. Dorreena says:

    ” When the thought of war comes,oppose it by a stronger thought of peace.A thought of hatred must be destroyed by a more powerful thought of love “— Abdu’l-Baha’ —

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