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Wisdom Thinkers Roundtables
- August 24, 2011
- Posted by: Ralph Singh
- Category: Highlights Uncategorized
Drawn together with a common purpose these Wisdom Thinkers from different traditions and secular disciplines are gathering out of their common to desire to develop a shared narrative from our wisdom stories.
In agreement that reweaving wisdom stories and divergent views from our varied traditions, disciplines, and cultures into the fabric of society through education and public dialogue offers a simple first step in engaging a broad spectrum of our populace in creating a more caring, inclusive, pluralistic civil society.
Out of a common recognition that the deepest purpose is to unite us as human beings holding our universal core belief that building a more harmonious world is truly possible.
A promise of a memorable experience that given the diversity of perspectives represented at the table, we look forward to a lively discussion, and stimulating interaction among the participants which may well blossom into a continuing dialogue and network to advance these ideas with the hope of developing a visible standard for peace
The forum will be filmed for future broadcast and transcribed so our conversations may be disseminated as widely as possible through all available media outlets using our collective strength.
The idea grew out of Ralph Singh’s lifelong desire to find a simple path to peace. Following the post-9-11 arson attack on his place of worship, Gobind Sadan, USA, the first such hate-crime attack on a place of worship following 9-11, he offered a powerful statement of forgiveness transmitted through him by Baba Virsa Singh Ji which galvanized the entire region. His message of forgiveness was carried around the world, but unfortunately, the national mood was not one of forgiveness, and so the message was not shared on national media.
He then committed to finding ways to rebuild the broader community based on love and understanding so the hatred and ignorance that lead to such a senseless act would vanish leaving us with a true sense of community.
We have clearly touched a nerve with both the timing and the topic. So many people are responding positively to the need to develop a shared narrative and love the idea of reweaving our traditional wisdom and our new science to provide a simple first step in the process. And we are already talking about where the next roundtable will be held and how to extend the conversation to the local diners and gathering places of America, as well developing an on-line presence where everyone can add their thread of wisdom.