Category: Cultural Exchange & Interfaith Dialogue
1GOD gets out the spotlight and shines it on anything which bridges two or more religions, philosophies, or cultures.
"Dialogue is born from an attitude of respect for the other person, from a conviction that the other person has something good to say."
- On Heaven and Earth, Sudamericana, 2011
While participating in the pioneering Rasta Roots program in Ethiopia, 1GOD.com Contributor and Director of World Weavers, Ben Bowler found some time to sit down with Ras Joseph, a leader of the Nyabinghi group in Shashamane. He took the opportunity to ask Ras Joseph to share his own ideas about the oneness of God.Read More
Whoa. My goodness! How can I begin to communicate the experience we had on the Rasta Roots pioneer program? 11 days on a spiritual journey into Ethiopia and the global heartland of the Rastafari movement with a fellowship of nine diverse and colourful characters. All I can say is –YEAH MON!!! – it was the culmination of an extraordinary year and will go down as one of the highlights of my life.Read More
You may be wondering why Ethiopia, isn’t Rastafarian a Jamaican thing? In truth Ethiopia is the Holy Land for Rastafari spirituality. It is the land of Haile Selassie, known as the heir of Solomon, King of Kings and the Lion of Judah. Ethiopia is the spiritual homeland for all Rasta believers, it is Zion itself, the Promised Land, even Heaven on Earth.Read More
It is our jobs as ministers to offer bite size pieces of truth to those who are hungry for it, not to satisfy their hunger, but rather give them just enough to whet their appetite and enlarge that hunger within them. When that individual seeks after God on his/her own, they’re supplying that requisite effort for the Spirit of Truth to come in and do his own work.Read More