"Let your aims be common, and your hearts of one accord, and all of you be of one mind, so you may live well together."
"O mankind! We created you from a single soul, male and female, and made you into nations and tribes, so that you may come to know one another. Truly, the most honoured of you in God's sight is the greatest of you in piety. God is All-Knowing, All-Aware."
"Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king."
—I Peter 2:16
"When one sees everyone as one's own body, then attraction is not there, but there is so much love! Enormous love is there, bliss is there, surrender is there, devotion is there. It takes quite a lot of maturity to get to that point."
—Sri Sri Ravishankar
"It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business."
"If for one moment you realise that you are a child of God and that others are also children of God, then you will have unity of purpose. And if you know that happiness is the goal of all, you will stand on that broad and universal platform of brotherhood and not only of brotherhood but also of universal oneness."
SACRED SPACE: Bond of Brothers [ TUESDAY, DECEMBER 07, 2004 12:00:00 AM ]
"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!"
"Islam stands for universal peace" By Abdul Muqit Chowdhury Dec 3, 2004
"Human dignity has been proclaimed in the Holy Quran :"
"And surely we have honoured the children of Adam ... " (17:70)
"Fraternity and unity of mankind has also been proclaimed :"
"Mankind was one single nation ... " (2:213)
"Verily this brotherhood of yours is a single brotherhood ... " (21:92)
"Mankind was but one nation, but differed (later)." (10:19)
"But people have cut off this affair (of unity) between them, into sects; each party rejoice in that which is with itself." (23:53).
"But (later generation) cut off this affair (of unity) one from another." (21:93) ...
From the sign in page of United Communities of Spirit
"It seems to me that the world's religions are like siblings separated at birth. We've grown up in different neighborhoods, different households, with different songs and stories, traditions and customs. But now we've been reunited, and, having found each other after so many years apart, we look into each other's faces and can see the family resemblance. We're back together again, and it's very good."—Richard Watts