Please answer these questions without reference to any specific religious tradition (your own or any other other). Do not mention whether you are or not religious or involved in a religious community.
1. Which of the directives(commandments) in “The Dialogue Decalogue” would be the most difficult for you to put into practice if you participated in a dialogue with a person from a religious tradition other than your own (or any religious tradition, if you are not religious yourself)? Give the number and a short explanation for your choice.
2. Which of the directives in “The Dialogue Decalogue” would be the easiest for you to put into practice if you participated in a dialogue with a person from a religious tradition other than your own (or any religious tradition, if you are not religious yourself)? Give the number and a short explanation for your choice.
3. a. Discuss the implications for starting dialogues on subjects where there is likely agreement, rather than ones where there is likely difference, for example, Christians claim that God is three persons in one God, and Jews and Muslims insist on the Oneness.
b. Discuss the advantaged and disadvantages of comparing the virtues (certain practices or rituals) of one group versus the vices (certain practices or rituals) of another
4. Choose one of the following:
Create a scenario for the Dialogue Principle you have chosen as the “easiest to follow” AND
Create a scenario for the Dialogue Principle you have chosen as the “most difficult to follow”.
For example, a debate of two religious groups that
-strongly distinguishes themselves from the other group
-insists upon a Final Opinion or judgment against the other group for their belief in ______?
-describe a religious position on a “HOT” cultural topic and their view 500 years ago with today?
-describe different roles within religion
If you chose Dialogue Decalogue Principle #10: Describe as graphically as possible one or two of the most deeply meaningful of her/his religious/spiritual experiences, and why they were so meaningful to you. Is there any other student(s) who choose #10, what are the similarities and differences of your spiritual experiences? Lastly, reflect what impact hearing about the personal spiritual experiences of the other(s) affected you and their understanding of and attitude toward the other religion/spirituality.
Here is the link to the Dialogue Principles
I realize this looks like a lot but I did the first three questions in 20 minutes. Unfortunately I dropped my laptop and now I just don’t have time to start over. Thank you and let me know if you have any questions.
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