"I believe people are sacramental – the means by which God communicates God's nature to us." Dr. Tony Campolo, American Baptist minister
"Pray to make your question clearer, then the answer will come." Bette Edl, American Franciscan hermit
"Things are more integrated, unified, whole than they seem to us." Huston Smith
"Find the divine in everything. There has to be a part of you that knows that, at the end of the day, it's all working for God." Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
"There's only oneness." Karunamayi, Hindu spiritual mother
"I understand God in terms of love, compassion, justice. The Qur'an says everything in the world has been created for a just purpose." Riffat Hassan, Muslim Feminist teacher
"The whole world is much more globally connected. That means we're aware of our neighbors as being fully human just as they are, not as we think they should be. We can't go backwards from this point. We've got to move forward." Bette Edl, American Franciscan hermit
"Islam teaches justice and respect for the human being and does not condone oppression."
"God is mysteriously the source of our true self." Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
"When you talk about God, you're talking about what connects everything to everything else." Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
"God is the holy one of all being through whom everything is connected to everything else." Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
"Despite the chaos and confusion around us, everything is all right."
"Physics, biology, and other sciences increasingly reveal a complementary picture of the universe as a vast web of interrelationships."
"The Christian 'unio mystico', Jewish 'devekut', Muslin 'fana', Hindu 'samadhi', and Zen 'Kensho' manifest the same intense consciousness of ultimate reality's underlying unity and goodness."
"We're all cast in the divine image, whether we're Eskimos or Hottentots, so we're more alike than otherwise." Huston Smith
"We can choose to develop awareness,…. which allows us to be responsible agents instead of helpless victims." Tenzin Palmo, English Buddhist nun
"Reality is not only more unified but better than it seems to us. As God told the medieval mystic Dame Julian of Norwich, 'You will see for yourself that every sort of thing will be all right."
"God loves us a billion times more than a mother! Far beyond anything we can experience in our minds and intellects!" Karunamayi, Hindu spiritual mother
"The awareness that comes out of prayer and the stillness of listening to the Spirit is releasing an energy for a new beginning. For now, we're in that place where we're groaning with all creation to be born anew." Bette Edl, American Franciscan hermit
"Because we have free will, we can choose to behave in ways that either enhance or hinder the movement of creation toward perfect completion in the divine."
"Pure consciousness, called the universal Self, is all that exists."
"We're each part of something that's much bigger and better than what meets the eye, and if we keep that in mind, our hearts will be in the right place. Life will be all right, because its ups and downs will be seen as what they are – threads in a great fabric whose beauty depends on bright and dark colors."
"Plotinus speaks of the One as 'that fountain always on'." Huston Smith
"That God is one means there's a oneness at the core of all being in whom everything…converges." Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
"God doesn't just hear our prayers but prays them through us as well. There's a huge transformation when you forget your self and realize that your hands and eyes are God's. Once you're with, or the same as, God, you aren't praying for your own needs, because you have none." Rabbi Lawrence Kushner