All Believers group holds Being survey
How do you perceive the Being you revere? Could it be the same Being that followers of other religions also revere? The All Believers Network (Belnet) is conducting a one-minute survey (see below) to shed some light on this question.
Your feedback by the end of July will help us tabulate results in a timely manner and share at our third annual symposium on Labor Day weekend, cosponsored by the University of Hawaii Religion Department.
Belnet, a Hawaii-based nonprofit organization, supports the idea that all religions revere the same Being and that we should unite on the basis of this important commonality. Our board has individuals from the following 13 faiths: Baha'i, Buddhism, Christianity, Hawaiian spirituality, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Sikhism, Subud, Sufism, Unitarian Universalism and Zoroastrianism. We hold a 7 p.m. forum on the last Tuesday each month at Harris United Methodist Church, open to the public.
At our symposium, "Exploring Spiritual Commonalities; Savoring Ritual Differences," speakers will explore passages of inclusiveness in their respective sacred texts and discuss how these could become role models guiding human action. The program Sept. 2 and 3 at the UH Art Building auditorium will provide time for the audience to share their views. The $45 cost will include meals. Call 371-9360 to register.
We hope you will take time to complete this simple questionnaire (below). You may complete it on our Web page, www.allbelievers.net; or mail the following copy to Saleem Ahmed, P.O. Box 25155, Honolulu, HI 92625.
Saleem Ahmed is president of the All Believers Network.
PERCEPTIONS OF THE ETERNAL BEING
Your name (optional):
IN VARIOUS RELIGIONS
Your e-mail address (optional):
Your location (city and country):
Religious affiliation and denomination/sect:
1. Do you believe in/revere an Eternal Being? Or does your religious tradition describe a reality beyond our creation?
___ Yes. (Continue with survey.)
___ No/I am not sure. (Stop survey and submit this response.)
2. What is the name/names of the Eternal Being?
3. What attributes does this Being possess?
(Check all that apply.)
( ) Unknowable
( ) Eternal
( ) Present everywhere
( ) All powerful
( ) Knows everything
( ) Unique
( ) Formless
( ) Compassionate
( ) Judge of our actions
( ) Answers our prayers
( ) External to us
( ) Inside us
Circle one trait
The Eternal Being is: violent, nonviolent, neither.
Circle one trait
The Eternal Being is: male, female, both, genderless.
Further description or remarks
P.O. Box 25155,
Honolulu, HI 96825.