‘We need interreligious scholarship that is beyond coexistence and dialogue. That gets to our need for co-resistance.’
Abigail Clauhs (public domain)
Abigail Clauhs, an Interfaith Chaplaincy MDiv student at Claremont School of Theology, designed this interreligious Coresist image, inspired by the popular Coexist stickers and the words of her professor Najeeba Syeed, who said, “We need interreligious scholarship that is beyond coexistence and dialogue. That gets to our need for co-resistance.”
Clauhs’s image includes Islam’s star and crescent, Buddhism’s dharma wheel, Unitarian Universalism’s flaming chalice, inclusive gender symbols, Judaism’s Star of David and menorah, Humanism’s happy human, Taoism/Confucianism’s yin and yang symbol, and Christianity’s cross. She wasn’t able to include all religious symbols but says she based it generally on the ones included in the Coexist sticker.
Clauhs stresses that the image she created is public domain, and she encourages people to use it however they like. Several file formats are available for free at abigailclauhs.com/projects/co-resist-design, including a vector file so that people can edit the design as they like.
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Sonja L. Cohen is deputy managing editor of UU World and a lifelong Unitarian Universalist.