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Interfaith Understanding in the Buddhist-Christian Dialogue

By Bhikkhu Buddhadasa
article-3762-p25291209Interfaith understanding is an understanding among members of different religions in order to save the world and live peacefully together. Interfaith under-standing is crucial to the present world because it is the only means of fostering unity and an altruistic love of all humankind. Since human beings follow different religious doctrines and ways of life, it is necessary to try to understand one another in order to cooperate in building a more perfect world. Thus far, however, most people have believed that their own religion is the best and the only way to salvation. Such an attitude contradicts all valid religious principles and tends to generate more evil and defilements in the human mind than already exist.
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  • 24, June, 2015

    Workshop in Sri Lanka

    Successful workshop at the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, 23-24 April 2015.   “Yo attanam rakkhati, so param rakkhati”

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    Workshop in Myanmar

    Successful workshop organized at the Asia Alinyaung Monastery in Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay Division on 20. – 21. February 2015.

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    Workshop in Thailand

    In partnership with the Mahidol University, Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, the Buddhist Federation of Norway organized a


Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) 
Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,

Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,

Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations,
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