This Karen Armstrong speech Armstrong is a former nun, religious expert and author of 20 books.
Armstrong discusses the surprising connection between varying religious scholars. Sharing an experience from a prior conference, she shares that different leaders in religious thought all speak of similar concepts. She goes on, saying that there is no single pathway to what we consider the 'Divine.'
All of the major religions have a profound commonality. Regardless of views and opinions, all people are part of God's conversation and the global process of faith. The only thing that creates division between religions is the extremist and stubborn thoughts of closed-minded individuals. Different ideologies are not a force to divide cultures, but to unite them in faith and spirituality.