“Buddha” means “one who is awake.” The Buddha who lived 2,600 years ago was not a god. He was an ordinary person, named Siddhartha Gautama, whose profound insights inspired the world.
Formally organised forms of religion are only one part of the picture of Australian society.
Some are suggesting that Muslims are bringing anti-Semitism to Europe. However, it was in fact Europeans who took anti-Semitism to the Arab world in the first place. Diplomats in particular played an contemptible role. An essay by Professor Peter Wien
Representatives of Religions for Peace visited Sittwe and Maungdaw in the north of Rakhine State, Myanmar, where militant attacks in August 2017 triggered massive operations by the security personnel on the area’s Muslim communities and some 700,000 Muslims and hundreds of Hindus fled for Bangladesh. This region has also seen terrorist attacks by Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) accused of massacres of a 100 Hindus and attacks on other ethnic and religious minorities. While acknowledging the authorities’ duty to maintain law and order, the delegation expressed a concern that an excessive use of force could hamper the peace and reconciliation process.
(24 May 2018 | Yangon) On 24 May 2018, a high-level Myanmar and international multi-religious delegation presented to the peoples of Myanmar a vision of peace and development.
Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, Sikh and Christian representatives had participated in a conference on Tuesday organised by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. Pope Francis on Wednesday briefly met a delegation of Buddhists, Hindus, Jains and Sikhs who participated in a one-day conference in the Vatican, and another group of Buddhist monks from Thailand.
The Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies (RIIFS) (Amman, Jordan) and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) (Vatican City), held their fifth Colloquium in Amman on 9 and 10 May 2018.