“The thoughts of human beings should rise as high as eagles do.” (Black Elk)
“Teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom”. (Moses)
“There is no true faith without knowledge.” (Zoroaster)
“They live in wisdom who see themselves in all, and all in them…” (Krishna)
“The wise student shall find the clear path of perfection…” (Buddha)
“Seek, and you shall find…” (Jesus)
“Seek knowledge from cradle to grave.” (Muhammad)
“Humankind alone, is called to assist God… to co-create.” (Hildegard)
“It is the one God who bestoweth knowledge.” (Nanak)
“Be thou guided by wisdom under all conditions.” (Baha’u’llah)
Since September of the year 2000, Harold Rosen has been designing and teaching courses on world religion for both community and university audiences. From his teaching experience and research has emerged the book "Founders of Faith: The Parallel Lives of God's Messengers" - on the missions, teachings and legacies of Moses, Zoroaster, Krishna, Buddha, Christ, Muhammad and Baha'u'llah. This book can be ordered (through Amazon.com).
As a Community Interfaith Educator, Harold Rosen has taught an average of 6 courses each year, for modest fees. Their titles include: Founders of Faith… Eastern & Western Religions… Civilizations & Religions… Cultures & Religions… Women Mystics… Philosophers of History… Religion, Spirituality & Science… Evolution as Unfolding Life, Culture & Spirit… and One World Philosophy.
These courses have averaged about 20 students, and have established a safe and enthusiastic environment for interfaith exploring and dialogue. In various venues – university and public school classrooms, seniors’ centers, churches, libraries and living-rooms – an informal lecture-discussion format is used, and many instructive handouts are offered. You may arrange courses in new venues, negotiating directly with him (email@example.com or 604-854-1937). He is also available for workshops and talks on related topics, as well as interfaith consultation.
Among the questions addressed in these courses are: How did the major religions originate?... What are the foundational teachings of the world religions?... What are the most essential themes of the world’s scriptures?... What principles are shared by the world religions as a whole?... What are the main variations of belief and practice within each major religion?... How have the various faith traditions evolved across the ages?... What issues have posed the greatest obstacles to interfaith understanding and cooperation?... What are the most promising procedures in bi-lateral interfaith relations?... How might the world religions contribute to world peace?