So The Revd Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church, has died age 92, and his church mulls over its future direction. There has been lots of controversy surrounding The Revd Moon, his church and his Moony followers; charges that it is a dangerous cult, criticism of his mass wedding ceremonies, his own vast wealth and tax affairs that put him in prison for a spell. But in all the negative hype let's not forget that he also stood for tolerance between religions, something I wrote about in a blog a few months ago. This seems to have been forgotten amongst all the somewhat negative media reporting of his death.
My book Why Religions Work explores religious tolerance issues. It could not be more relevant at the moment with the world in its present state.
This blog has concentrated recently on the wonderful pilgrimages I have been on - to the Holy Land and to Turkey and more recently to Holy Georgia , Greece "In the Steps of St Paul" , Ethiopia and most recently my experiences in Iran.
"If I was allowed another life I would go to all the places of God's Earth. What better way to worship God than to look on all his works?" from The Chains of Heaven: an Ethiopian Romance Philip Marsden