Spirituality and Religion

“We see as the basis of our humanity the fact that we are all ultimately the same.  We are vulnerable.  We are embodied creatures.  We feel hunger, thirst, fear, pain.  We reason, hope, dream aspire.   These things are all true and important.  But we are also different.  Each landscape, language, culture, community is unique.  Our very dignity as persons is rooted in the fact that none of us – not even genetically identical twins – is exactly like any other”.

Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks (The Dignity of Difference, Continuum, London New York, Toronto, 2002)