Stimulating Mutual Learning Among Civilizations and Promoting Religious Unity—Boao Forum for Asia 2022 Annual Conference Religious Leaders’ Dialogue | Your money
HAIKOU, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 25, 2022–
Political, business and academic leaders gathered at the 2022 Boao Forum Asia Annual Conference from April 20-22 to explore the future path of development in Asia and around the world. With the theme “Moon over rivers, beauty and harmony – Civilizations flourish through communication and convergence”, the Religious Leaders Dialogue, a Boao brainstorming session, brought together global religious leaders and elites cultures for a conversation on communication, co-existence and harmonious development of various religions and civilizations with the aim of contributing to mutual learning and religious unity of Chinese religious wisdom and highlighting the universal love and the responsibilities of religions.
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The dialogue speakers, with high prestige, impact and achievement in religious and cultural circles, come from Buddhism, Islam, Catholicism, philosophy and other fields, covering China, the Middle Orient, East Asia, Europe and other countries and regions, providing a strong guarantee of the success of the event.
The dialogue included an in-depth exchange of views on the localization of Islam and its harmonious coexistence with the Chinese culture represented by Confucianism, the practice and experience of the localization of Buddhism after its introduction in China and the worldview of Chinese civilization, providing answers to major social problems and bringing religious and cultural wisdom with responsibilities and hopes.
As the world undergoes profound changes not seen in a century with the intertwined impact of COVID-19, religions are expected to play a positive role through their contributions to defusing crises and disasters over hundreds of years. The dialogue has produced new ideas, new paths and new solutions for civilizations learning from each other, dealing with the clash of civilizations and realizing peaceful coexistence, which has maximized the global consensus of religions.
The dialogue concluded that religious civilization, as a cultural form, runs through the entire process of human history, composing a magnificent chapter in the building of a community with a shared future for humanity. Classical religious works such as Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Tao Te Sutra, Quran and Bible convey the beauty of thoughts and wisdom; while the temples, shrines, churches and mosques scattered across the world showcase the majestic beauty of the architecture. Essentially, the beauty of religion embodies the beauty of faith in the pursuit of human unity. The religious community should strengthen its cultural confidence and awareness, further explore and advance traditional religious culture to leave a deep legacy for the times.
The dialogue also argued that the fundamental teachings of religions are consistent with the fundamental notion of a community with a shared future for humanity. It is important for the religious community to pursue the principle of building a community with a shared future for mankind as its core value, and carry out charitable work, provide benefits to society and promote harmony in order to further contribute to building a community with a shared future in Asia and the Belt and Road Initiative.
COVID-19 is still raging around the world, making building a community with a shared future even more relevant. The religious community should explore ways for religious civilization to fight against the pandemic, apply the spirit of compassion to soothe hearts and relieve pain, unite to present a powerful force to overcome challenges and build a community of destiny for mankind.
The Dialogue of Religious Leaders is the 7th edition since its inception at the Boao Forum for Asia in 2015. The dialogue, born by the sea and growing with Boao, continues to expand its agenda with richer fruits and a greater impact. Standing at a new historical threshold, the dialogue will unswervingly perpetuate the fine traditions, fulfill the religious responsibilities of the times, and demonstrate the great love and commitment of religions.
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INDUSTRY KEYWORD: CONSUMER RELIGION
SOURCE: The Buddhist Association of Hainan Province
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PUBLISHED: 04/25/2022 20:00 / DISK: 04/25/2022 20:02
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