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Bird's Eye Comic Strip Story 05: Scarlet Ibis and Cocrico

Description: This is the story of two sisters, Scarlet Ibis and Cocrico Story along with two hummingbird peacemakers. It shows that reconciliation can help build strong relationships and a nation.

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Here are different religious teachings about the moral of this story:

Buddhism

The Vinaya Pitaka (rules for monastic discipline) includes rules and guidelines for resolving conflicts and disputes within the monastic community (Sangha). The Buddha's teachings in the Sutta Pitaka emphasize the importance of avoiding disputes and conflicts. He encourages his followers to practice loving-kindness (metta) and compassion, which are considered essential qualities for reconciliation and harmonious relationships.

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Christianity

Colossians 3:13: "Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you."

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Hinduism

BG 2.14: "O son of Kunti, the nonpermanent appearance of happiness and distress, and their disappearance in due course, are like the appearance and disappearance of winter and summer seasons. They arise from sense perception, and one must learn to tolerate them without being disturbed."

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Ifa

Ifa teachings emphasize the interconnectedness of all beings and the need to maintain balance and harmony in the community and the natural world. Reconciliation is viewed as a way to restore this balance.

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Islam

Surah An-Nisa (4:35): "And if you fear dissension between the two, send an arbitrator from his people and an arbitrator from her people. If they both desire reconciliation, Allah will cause it between them. Indeed, Allah is ever Knowing and Acquainted [with all things]."

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Judaism

Leviticus 19:17: "You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him."


Genesis 33:4: "But Esau ran to meet him and embraced him and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept."

The story of Jacob and Esau, as told in Genesis, portrays a reconciliation between two brothers who had been estranged. It serves as a narrative example of reconciliation.
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Philosophy

Some philosophical traditions, such as dialectical thinking in Hegelian philosophy, view conflicts as part of a dialectical process leading to progress and synthesis. Conflicts are seen as opportunities for growth and development.

Pragmatist philosophers like William James emphasize practical and effective solutions to conflicts. Pragmatism encourages focusing on what works and finding pragmatic ways to resolve disputes.

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Rastafari

Rastafarianism is often associated with the idea of "One Love," a concept popularized by the reggae musician Bob Marley. It emphasizes the unity of all people, regardless of their race, nationality, or background. Rastafarians believe in the power of love and unity to overcome divisions and conflicts.

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Scientology

Scientology promotes "The Way to Happiness," a non-religious moral code. This guide includes precepts related to resolving conflicts peacefully, promoting tolerance, and treating others with respect and kindness.

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Taoism

Tao Te Ching (Chapter 22): "Yield and overcome; Bend and be straight; Empty and be full; Wear out and be new; Have little and gain; Have much and be confused."

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Other religions are invited to join in and send their input.

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