Here's some interesting points raised in the article:
Dr Jurgen Wasim Frembgen said that the Sufis had made a massive contribution to Islam and their message of love, brotherhood, and universalism transcended the earthly barriers of caste, colour, and creed.
A Dervish, he said, was one who fluently communed with The Almighty and was his ambassador to mankind interpreting his will and his plan for His Creation. Mysticism, he said, was the essence of religion.
Dr Marcus Litz, Director, Goethe-Institut, said that it was high time people realised the importance of mysticism in Europe. This, he said, could also facilitate an East-West dialogue and could be a bridge between Islam and Christianity
Looks like Tony Campolo isn't the only influencer who believes that world peace can be achieved by the emptying the mind in order to be yoked with the universal consciousness.
See more on the mystical and emergent Tony Campolo here.
See more on the mystical and emergent Baptist General Association of Virginia and the Virginia Baptist Mission Board here.