After doing some reading, I found something that might be of interest here in regards to the values of being open-minded and a good listener. It seemed relevant to an Interfaith forum. The Sufi Order International --- North America There is nothing wrong with being a fundamentalist in the sense that you stick to your beliefs. The problem is when you cannot listen or open yourself up to other perspectives, and it makes me wonder how much that unwillingness to change stems from a deep fear of losing the "Self" as perceived to be one's religious identity in the face of other identities, or what one perceives to be "Truth" in the face of other truths. I'd even say that this happens to people as nations and countries (not naming any!) who begin to throw their weight around, bully other countries and exhibit intolerance. The question then is how can we as a race and as individuals move from a place of fear to a place of openness? How can we get over our insecurities that lead to violence, hate, oppression, repression, etc? My thought is -- one person at a time, starting with ... yourself.