All the major religions come from the same divine source. Bahá’u’lláh urges us to consort with the followers of all religions in a spirit of friendliness and fellowship.
Prayers/readings for study
Consort with the followers of all religions in a spirit of friendliness and fellowship. (Bahá’u’lláh)
- The Song of The Prophets. From the album We Are Baha’is, by Jack Lenz.
- God Is One. From the album Lift Up Your Voices and Sing, vol. 1 by Margaret Jane King.
- A play about the Oneness of Religion, from Baha’i Education for Children, Book 2, Chapter 9 (pp. 19-24)
- Religious symbol stencils. Print out or draw a template for the symbols of major religions, and cut them out onto heavy paper for use as stencils. Also print out a nine-pointed star that can encompass each of the other symbols. Cut out stars of many different colours; the children can use the stencils to paint or draw the different symbols onto the stars. these can be used as decorations on walls or windows, or as part of mobiles.
- Oneness tree. Take the symbols of the different religions and turn them into ornaments for a “oneness tree”.
- Oneness of Religion colouring book, including different versions of the Golden Rule from various religions, along with their common symbols.
- Monika from Word Spirits has produced a lovely colouring page that shows examples of the Golden Rule from various religions.
Ye are all the rays of one sun; the fruits of one tree; and the leaves of one branch. (Bahá’u’lláh, quoted by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in London, p. 80)
O people! Consort with the followers of all religions in a spirit of friendliness and fellowship. Thus hath the day-star of His sanction and authority shone forth above the horizon of the decree of God, the Lord of the worlds. (Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 22)