From the June, 2000 issue of Touchstone
Midwives of a Common God by Lee Penn

Midwives of a Common God

The Myriad Friends of the United Religions Initiative

by Lee Penn

San Francisco’s Episcopal Bishop William E. Swing expects “tens of thousands of leaders of the world’s religions, spiritualities, and indigenous traditions”1 to attend the signing of the United Religions Initiative (URI) Charter in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 26, 2000. The URI also expects United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the Dalai Lama to attend.2

Bishop Swing founded the United Religions Initiative in 1995. The URI intends to become “a permanent as . . .


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