Treatise of Toleration

In the year 1028AD religious and political leaders from around Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East met in the city of Sarajevo and formed the Treatise of Toleration. The meeting was prompted by the massive loss of life, the chaos in the land and the general upheavel of humanity, and it’s subraces, caused by The Great Change and the Manastorm. According to historians this meeting not only had the majority of religious leaders present, but spokesmen for various diety’s as well.

Following four months of deliberations, discussions and arguments, members of each party agreed that something must be done to stem the tide of blood and restore peace in the land and began to create what would be called the Treatise of Toleration. Some religious texts were changed to add clauses including most humanoid subraces into the term human, thus granting them access and rights to practice any religion. From being granted, essentially, human status by the religions of the world, they were given, in most areas, at least almost equal rights in the political eye also. Naturally this took a long time to see full practice and there is still a lot of fear and distrust between baseline humans and some of their sub-counterparts, but after a few years following the Treatise, life began to become normal for humans and subspecies alike in Europe.

The other important idea that was brought up during this summit was religion itself. With each diety now granting powers to it’s followers, religious wars were common and often times, terribly devastating. The religious leaders agreed that since it was impossible to prove one god existed and no other did now, that they would teach, at the very least, toleration for other religions. Some went so far as to rewrite or add to their religious texts including dieties from other religions as aspects of their gods or came to see gods from other religions as part of their god/s. This was particularally difficult to acheive as the religious wars so far had instilled a deep hatred in each religion for the others. Essentially it created a cease-fire, not a lasting peace, and a mood of toleration.

Treatise of Toleration

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