BUDDHIST PERSPECTIVES ON INTERFAITH RELATIONS

Ven. Piseth Sek

Abstract


ABSTRACT

Religions should not be the tool to divide people, but should be used to bring unity. In this sense, there should be an urgent call for every follower of different beliefs to come and discuss together to avoid misunderstanding among religions. This is when people, regardless of religions, work to promote interreligious relations and mutual understandings. As we like to put it, we are working to encourage interfaith relations. In the case of interfaith relations, Buddhism should be one of the tools to bring the people of different faiths closer. Buddha has been a great role model of interreligious work. So are some understanding Buddhists today. If we want to unite people from different faiths, Buddhism should have it place in the interfaith work.

Keywords; Interfaith relations, Metta


Keywords


Interfaith relations, Metta

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(2) Journal :

Illinois Wesleyan University. Interfaith Journal. USA, 2013-2014.


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