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Thanks, Larry, for a very insightful and urgent take on the problem of claims of supremacy. All the more urgent in light of Jeanine Hill Fletcher's recent book THE SIN OF WHITE SUPREMACY: CHRISTIANITY, RACISM, AND RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY IN AMERICA, in which she lays out how White Supremacy is rooted in Christian Supremacy. But as Hill-Fletcher also make clear, claims of Christian supremacy are rooted in the New Testament! -- And I think it is broadly true that this is the case for many religious traditions -- their sacred texts themselves contains assertions that God or the Ultimate is found only or fully in one's own religion. Thus, for the interfaith movement to truly carry out its program of anti-supremacy, as you encourage, the individual traditions will have to confront, I think, the roots of supremacy in their own texts and history. At least, so it seems to me.