Prays Well With Others

Here is a sweet little graphic that has been making the rounds on Facebook. I actually copied this image off a fundamentalist Christian website that is hostile to interspirituality, sad to say. I thought it deserved a friendlier home, so I’m reposting it here. I couldn’t find where it originates — if anyone knows, please drop me a line or leave a comment here, so I can give credit where credit is due.

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Five Approaches to InterSpirituality
In Memoriam: Kenneth Leech
Preliminary Practices for Christian Contemplatives
About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.

  • Galen Pearl

    Carl, I found your site looking for more information about this graphic, which someone passed on to me today. I don’t know where it came from, but I like it! I’m embarrassed to say that I don’t recognize all the symbols. Do you know what they each represent? Glad I found your blog!

    • Carl McColman

      L-R: Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Sikhism, Hinduism, Islam.

  • Sharon Elrod

    Carl, this graphic is actually trademarked by The Fountains, a United Methodist Church in Fountain Hills, Arizona…

    • Carl McColman

      Thanks for letting me know. I’ll follow up with them about permission to use (and if not granted, I’ll be removing this post).