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Is Our Faith the Ideal Universal Religion? by Spindletop Member Cathy Allen

 

Swami Vivekananda, a Hindu monk in the 19th century, was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world as well as raising interfaith awareness and encouraging conversations among various religions.  A topic he often spoke on was the ideal of a universal religion and whether or not this could ever be realized.  During Vivekananda’s time, Unitarian Universalism did not exist and Unitarianism and Universalism were not as they are today.  If Vivekananda were alive today, would he consider modern Unitarian Universalism to be the realization of his ideal of a universal religion?