The beautiful religious symbols of the original design by Dr. Steve McSwain have been attractive to thousands of people who share his vision of world peace, where humans respect, even value, the diversity of any and all spiritual traditions.
Surprised by this widespread interest in the unity pendant and the religious symbols, Dr. McSwain secured a manufacturing company to produce the beautiful stainless steel religious symbol.
Today, just a few years after the first pendants were produced, this religious symbol has been shipped to nearly every continent on planet earth.
This original design is available for purchase in Stainless Steel and Sterling Silver. In addition to wearing this oneness symbol to promote peace and unity among all spiritual traditions, it makes a great gift, too. A standard size chain comes with each pendant.
Orders for this religious symbol are processed quickly (usually the same day) and shipped the same day, too. The primary difference between this religious symbol (or, pendant) and the later version I designed is that this one has the symbol of the Christian Cross in the middle. The later version has the word "PEACE" in the middle. In all versions, however, various religious symbols of some of the major religions of the world are distributed evenly around the edges.
While there are many religious symbols which I might have chosen, I selected these specific symbols because they represent the largest and most widely known of the world's faith traditions. The point and purpose of this religious pendant, however, is the same regardless of the religious symbols in each design. The pendant was designed to promote a more conscious, compassionate, and charitable world.
In that respect, therefore, this religious symbol, as well as the religious images within it, are representative of the larger need facing the world today - the need for compassion and peace. As the Dalai Lama has so rightly said, "When there is peace among the religions, there will be peace in the world."
Thank you for wearing this religious pendant (image) and sharing in the promotion of peace.**
NOTE: Chain IS included**
Below is a lengthy but comprehensive description of each symbol.
These religious symbols on the Interfaith Unity Pendant are worn to promote peace, harmony, and the oneness of all spiritual traditions. Each tradition is valid and holds special significance to its followers. Yet, each tradition must respect, value, and so make room for all other traditions. In the end, all spiritual traditions provide Light and Truth to the world and seek to hold sacred the Mystery of Life. "Where there's peace among religions, there will be peace in the world" (Dalai Lama).
Dr. Steve McSwain is an author and speaker, counselor to non-profits and congregations, an advocate in the fields of self-development, interfaith cooperation, and spiritual growth. His blogs at BeliefNet.com, the Huffington Post, as well as his own website (www.SteveMcSwain.com) inspire people of all faith traditions. Dr. McSwain is an Ambassador to the Council on the Parliament for the World's Religions. His interfaith pendants are worn by thousands on virtually every continent, sharing his vision of creating a more conscious, compassionate, and charitable world. Visit his website for more information or to book him for an inspirational talk on happiness, inner peace, interfaith respect or charitable living.
Religious Symbols - Interfaith Cross Pendant