Photo by Martin Schoeller @martinschoeller | From an interview series I did with New York City religious leaders. This is Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf.
Religion: Sufi Islam. "We are created by God from a little bit of God's own essence. In Christianity, Judaism, and Islam we believe that the human being was created in the divine image. We are God's representatives on Earth. So when you think of yourself that way, then you have a much, much greater responsibility. God did not send Jesus’s religion. God did not send Moses with a different religion. He didn’t send everybody with a different religion. No, they all came to teach about the same God. It's one religion. Muhammad, Jesus, and Moses are like regional managers. It's God's religion, all of them are ... Jesus didn't come to preach Christianity, he came to teach the children of Israel how to remember God better. He was a Jewish revivalist. Same with Muhammad; he didn't come to change to a new religion. He came to remind people what God was telling us all along. We are the ones who have created different religions. Prophets came to teach the one religion–how to worship God, to love God and to love each other." For more pictures and stories, follow me @martinschoeller - 19 hours ago