Inspiration for WIHW - One Song Poem

29 January 2019, 4:19 PM

Working for interfaith harmony happens every day by URI Cooperation Circles all over the world. World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW), the first week of every February, is a special time to celebrate and make real the vision of interfaith harmony for all. Enjoy these inspirations for WIHW.


Inspiration for WIHW - One Song Poem

One Song Poem

All religions
all this singing
is one song.

The differences are just
illusion and vanity.

The sun's light looks a little different
on this wall than it does on that wall,
and a lot different on this other one,
but it's still one light.

We have borrowed these clothes,
these time and place personalities
from a light, and when we praise,
we're pouring them back in.

-Rumi

(In gratitude to Coleman Barks for sharing the translation of One Song.)


Want more? See other quotes and sources of WIHW inspiration in the rest of this series.