Letters: Greater Interfaith Inclusion

Thank you for Rabbi Seth Goren’s good article “Recognizing ‘Christian Privilege’” (July 2013). I am active in interfaith work and am currently doing a master’s degree course at Claremont Lincoln University in Claremont, Calif. I had the chance to read Rabbi Goren’s article as part of my suggested reading for a “Power and Privilege” course.

In future issues, I hope you add a symbol of the Zarathushti (Zoroastrian) religion, one of the oldest known monotheistic religions. It was the majority religion of three Persian empires for more than 1,000 years, from the time of Cyrus the Great—the ruler who liberated the Jews from captivity in Babylon. Cyrus the Great pledged money for the Jews to rebuild their temple in their homeland and is the only non-Jew mentioned as the “anointed one” in the Old Testament.                         

Maneck Bhujwala
Huntington Beach, California

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