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Unity of All Religions
2005-2008
BY
PENG Hung-Chih
Unity of All Religions
2007
Video Installation , HD , Single-channel video
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The text written by the dog in this piece is taken from the Baha'i religion. According to the faith, religious history has unfolded through a series of messengers from God who have brought teachings suited for the people of their time. The teaching of Baha'u'llah, the founder of the religion in 19th century Persia, is regarded as the most recent, but not final, in a line of messengers that includes Abraham, Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad and others. Central to the Baha'i faith is the pursuit of unity that will lead to an age of peace and justice throughout the world. The first part of Unity of All Religions praises specific aspects of Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Sikh, Native American and Hindu faiths. The final three lines read: “In my love and laughter, joy and pain, I feel kinship with all my fellow humans. In my need for nourishment and instinct to live on, I feel kinship with all beings on the planet. In my spiritual ecstasy with this wondrous world, I feel kinship with the Cosmic Whole.” During a period in which religion—and, with it, religious fundamentalism—is on the rise throughout the world, the dog here reminds us of the commonalities that often get lost in a constant amplification of differences.

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