Source: The Dallas Morning News
On March 6, 2004 The Dallas Morning News reported, "Some people in our society feel threatened by the word "missionary." But is the word really so odd? Billions of people around the world belong to one of the three great missionary faiths: Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. As emblems of the city's diversity, adherents of all three faiths live in Irving today. These believers act, either formally or informally, as missionaries and choice is one of their gifts. They are happy to dialogue with those who wonder. Choice of course is embedded in diversity. Diversity means options. Diversity presents real alternatives, inspires questions, invites reflection. Diversity comes with a plurality of answers. Diversity says, Think."