Author: B S DhillonPublisher: Guru Nanak Dev UniversityYear: 2005Language: EnglishPages: 378ISBN/UPC (if available): 8177701266
The first Parliament of world Religions held at Chicago in 1893, had hardly envisaged any role for the Sikh community in the modern interfaith movement. However, world-renowned historian Prof Arnold Tonybee was aptly right to signify that mankind’s religious future may be obscure, yet one thing can be foreseen; the living higher religions are going to influence each other more than ever before, in the days of increasing communication between all parts of the world and all branches of human life. In this coming religious debate, the Sikh religion and its scripture, the Adi Granth, will have something special value to say to the rest of the world.Very truly, the Sikh community has exhibited its fellowship and vitality to the world community by participating in the Parliament of world Religions held in Barcelona in 2004. The modern world is best with differences that are often aggravated by religious prejudice. It is only the interfaith understanding which can bring the world community closer which in turn can usher in an era of peace, goodwill and amity. The present volume comprises the papers that were presented at the third International Conference on Guru Granth Sahib held at Guru Nanak Dev University on Dec 3-5, 2003. All these papers focus on the Sikh perspective of interfaith understanding and its relevance for world peace. These papers cove a wide spectrum and help to make the message of Guru Granth Sahib better known far beyond the Sikh Community.
INTRODUCTORY NOTEPRESIDENTIAL ADDRESSKEYNOTEUniversalism of Guru Granth SahibGuru Granth Sahib-Harbinger of World PeaceGuru Granth Sahib-Message of One Spirit One WorldThe Sikh scripture-Inspiration for ActionGuru Granth Sahib-A guide to the Path of Peace for Humanity Guru Nanak: Apostle of Religio-social goodwill and Amity Humanism of guru Granth Sahib and World PeaceSikh Model for Universal ConsciounessMulti Dimensional Aspect of Peace in Guru Granth SahibGuru Granth Sahib-Contribution to World Peace and HarmonyGuru Granth Sahib as a Utopia for HumankindGuru Granth Sahib; Messenger of Divine Humanism Guru Granth Sahib and Culture of PeaceWorld Peace and role of Women in the Context of Sikhism: Sociological PerspectiveGuru Granth Sahib and Right of Progeny to Inherit World PeaceConflict and Peace Making Rajinder KaurWorld Peace and The United Nations Organization-Contemporary challengesWorld Peace: challenges and RemediesSustainable Development: the Sikh PerspectiveHumanistic Vision of Guru Granth SahibBhakti as Protest: The Poems of ChokhamelaSabab Guru-Universality and Practical realityPeace-the Sikh PerspectiveGuru Granth Sahib-Religious Tolerance and Universal BrotherhoodBare, Ruined Choirs Reflection-IIIUnderstanding the Sikhs through BaniGuru Granth Sahib and Interfaith DialogueThe Themes of dialogue and Justice in Guru Granth SahibForgiveness: A Choice BeyondSikhism: The Post-Modern Religion of the WorldGuru Granth Sahib: An Interfaith DialogueGuru Granth Sahib and Religions of the WorldGuru Granth Sahib as a precursor of Interfaith UnderstandingBasic Features of Sikhism as a ReligionGuru Granth Sahib and Holy Bible: an Interfaith DialogueSikh Attitude Towards Religious PluralismGuru Nanak and Yogic TraditionAcceptability of Nanakian Philosophy in the Science AgeGuru Granth Sahib and Interfaith DialogueThe Interfaith Guru: Guru Granth Sahib JiGuru Granth Sahib and the New World OrderInter-Religious Dialogue and Action in the 21st Century: Guru Granth Sahib Perspective