Black and white. Left and right. Believers and infidels. Us and them.
The list is endless, and should make it painfully obvious: differences between people are inherently dangerous. Difference divides; it breeds prejudices, fear and hatred; and sometimes, it kills. This is what Paths to Peace is about: how to...

"Paths to Peace is an outstanding contribution to a much-needed friendly dialogue between religions and philosophies. It offers ample food for thought and promotes rational and detached reflection on what usually are highly sensitive and emotional subjects...

- Herman Van Rompuy
President of the European Council

 

The book has come out at a time when human beings are divided against civilizational and historical backdrops by social and political compulsions, outdated customs and sectarian dictates and, religious overtones and legal infirmities. The good old human and religious values are diminishing from human memories ...

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I normally don’t read books on spirituality or morality or suchlike values. However, I made an exception in the case of Dirk Collier’s Paths To Peace – Religion, Ethics and Tolerance in a Globalizing World, mainly because I have read Collier’s treatise on Akbar, The Emperor’s Writings and was deeply impressed by ...

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Dirk Collier (b. 1956, Antwerp, Belgium) owns a personal library of several thousand books in nine languages, predominantly on philosophy, comparative religion, history and art.

In 2011, he published The Emperor's Writings, a historical novel on the life and times of the tolerant Indian Muslim Emperor Akbar the Great (1542-1605).

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