In virtue of the development of global consciousness, a new understanding of the Gospel is required. God is the Father of all men and women. Perhaps the first duty of the Christian religion now is not so much to propagate itself as to foster communion with the other world religions.

This communion would mean that for the first time in history, Christians would manifest by their behavior and attitudes that all the members of the human family are children of God, that each religion has its part to play in revealing the true God, and above all, that God wants the diverse religions of the world to live together in peace.

Thomas Keating, The Better Part