Dr. Homi Dhalla drew attention to common global challenges such as poverty, economic injustice, and the refugee crisis. He urged humanity to transcend religious boundaries and unite in addressing these shared concerns.
Swami Sarvalokananda ji emphasized the universal nature of humanity, asserting that it is a common ground across all religions. He shared the story of Swami Vivekananda, who likened humanity's divisions to frogs in a well that fail to grasp the vastness of the sea. This allegory symbolizes the barriers that humans have constructed for themselves, hindering their ability to see the bigger picture. He called for the teachings of Swami Vivekananda to guide the building of bridges between communities.
Dr. Zahir Abbas Rizvi poignantly highlighted the tragedy of bloodshed in the name of religion. He stressed that, in times of crisis, the question of an individual's religious affiliation does not matter when they require a life-saving transfusion. This underlines the shared humanity that transcends religious boundaries.