Ways of establishing religious pluralism in contemporary age: An analytical study of Abrahamic religions
Keywords:Abrahamic Religions, Tolerance, diversity, Pluralism.
The human being is endowed with intellect. The standard and domain of intellectual exposure are different and diverse. Consequently, it gives birth to diversity in opinions and perspectives that eventually results in mutual disagreement. A deep assessment of human life indicates the fact that diversity exists in almost all aspects of human life. The diversity of opinions, perspectives, and narratives can be found with reference to cultural and civilizational studies, economy and entrepreneurship, modern scientific disciplines, and religion. The diversity is an indication of the evolution in the human intellect. When diversity is misunderstood as a negative connotation then it turns into a conflict that results in incalculable and disastrous impacts on society. Pluralism plays a pivotal role in the evolution of human society and civilization. A pluralistic society can tread the phases of socio-cultural development more conveniently and productively. If a society becomes an arena of religious intolerance, hatred, and biases then the fate of society becomes uncertain and bleak. It is the need of the day to create awareness and pursue research studies regarding pluralism while keeping in view the golden traditions of Abrahamic religions. The present paper is an attempt to explore the fundamental principles dealing with religious tolerance and pluralism in Abrahamic religions, create awareness about the need and importance of tolerance and pluralism and suggest recommendations for implementation of those principles in state and society so that the culture of tolerance, pluralism, mutual understanding, and human dignity is promoted in the wider interest of a unified and peaceful society.