Building Bridges

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Fr. Ibrahim Nairouz - قراءة المزيد لهذا المؤلف

When we look to the world around us, when we observe the relationships between people, we see that over time people are becoming more individualistic and narrower in their world view. This causes the individual person, or the group of people he identifies himself with, to become more self-centered in thinking and actions
As a result, this person is often less open to others outside his/her own reference group. S/he thus loses the enriching influence that others could have upon him/her, in terms of dialogue, cooperation, completing the other, and for pushing the wheel of civilization and development forward. We believe that this view is temporary, and is not the real picture of the human being who is originally social.
The human being came to be like this due to political issues and circumstances. The real picture of the world is more diverse, and comes to life as the variety of individuals complete each other.
Therefore we like to build relationships among all kinds of people in spite of their differences in religion, thinking, cultural, political or ethnic background.
*Diversity is something natural
*Diversity is the will of God
*Although diversity is a natural thing, we must find ways to create unity within diversity.
*We can not expect unity to exist without dialogue, knowing each other, coming near to “the other”, respecting each others’ differences
We have a strong feeling that it is our responsibility to search for what we have in common and through it, to gain knowledge and understanding of others, their thoughts and way of life. The more I come to know “the other”, the more I can appreciate his way of thinking and behaving.
Diversity is a source of beauty and enrichment. We have a desire to overcome what is separating us, to shorten the distance between individuals and groups of people, to reach out to the other even over walls or barriers. We hope to reach the other through a new website we would like to create, a site on which we can interact with all kinds of people regardless of their age, language, cultural, religious, political, or ethnic background.

Mary Nairouz Berg - Germany
very good Father Ibrahim, God bless you my brother

samer - palestine
اظن انه من الاولى كمان تهتموا باناس مسيحيين طول الوقت مهملينهم وما حدا بعرف عنهم شيء. لانه زهقنا الكلام من غير فعل. وشكرا

patrik - USA
Wow! I was terribly impressed!!

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