Celebrate Diversity

Twenty-one years ago, as a backpacker on my first trip to India, I climbed the great flight of steps leading to the Friday Mosque at Fatehpur Sikri. At the top, over the mosque's great arched gateway, I saw a calligraphic panel in Arabic that read: "Jesus, son of Mary (on whom be peace) said the world is a bridge; pass over it, but build no houses upon it. He who hopes for a day may hope for eternity; but the world endures but an hour. Spend it in prayer, for the rest is unseen." The inscription was totally unfamiliar. It certainly...

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