Coming from my Christian background I know that the Bible teaches us to “love one another.” There is no clause that says, “unless their skin is another color” or “unless they don’t believe in your God.” Let me remind other Christians out there: “Thou shalt not judge.” Don’t worry about what others are doing, the only person you have to worry about is yourself.
Hatred is worldwide, but what’s most alarming is the locus of hatred encompasses religion also, the very institution that was meant to mitigate it. We find that every religion preaches universal love towards all mankind and makes it incumbent on its devotees to practice good ethical behaviour as a matter of duty. But we all know that there is a wide gap between precepts and practice in this regard. After all, respect for other religions should not come merely as a matter of good protocol, but it should arise spontaneously out of a deeper conviction of one’s own conceptual framework about the totality of the truth that is taught in one’s own religion.
Coexist is a movement to help stop this worldwide problem.