Welcome to Share Jerusalem, an effort dedicated to promoting world peace by encouraging three great religions and the people who cherish them to share their most sacred city - Jerusalem.
In doing so, this effort will address the central question of religious toleration: How can different faiths co-exist when each believes it is the one true path to personal salvation?
This effort will be guided by the principles of nonviolence and toleration. It is based on the following faith:
If people act with compassion in the here-and-now, then each of us will find fulfillment/salvation, and humanity will move forward toward its best destiny, regardless of any current understanding of what that destiny is.
This effort will specifically address the belief that religious doctrine does not permit sharing Jerusalem. It may well be that the opposite is true, that by sharing Jerusalem each of these religions will find fulfillment.
"Sharing Jerusalem, and the Harem - Temple Mount, is the only sustainable solution. If the Israeli center can't embrace that - or if the Palestinians, Egypt, Jordan, or Saudi Arabia can't embrace that - then no final peace is possible. It's time for everyone to show his real cards.
"The good news: if they can share Jerusalem, they can share the Middle East. Because the only way they can share Jerusalem is by acknowledging and respecting each others deepest claims."
- Thomas Friedman, New York Times foreign affairs editor
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by Steve Earl