Bridging Gap
Sandra Ceciarini
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This interfaith conference explores the relationship between spiritual ethos and power in a number of world religions – Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and Judaism. In particular, the conference will address how religious engagement with political, legal and economic issues can have beneficial and detrimental consequences in contemporary societies.

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This interfaith dialogue explores the relationship between spiritual ethos and power in a number of world religions – Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and Judaism. In particular, the conference will address how religious engagement with political, legal and economic issues can have beneficial and detrimental consequences in contemporary societies.

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There are many instances where religious values come under conflict with human right issues in today’s world. Religions influence societies through their cultures and legislations, but Governments also influence religious practices on the basis of their secular understandings of human rights. Where should the border between human rights and religious views lie? Are religions and states transgressing each other’s domains?

 

In this inter-faith dialogue, the Hong Kong representatives of three Monotheistic religions come together to discuss their religions’ common grounds and differences with respect to Human Rights.

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Among the many consequences 9/11 has left behind, renewed religious mistrust and violence might prove the most costly. As religious influences history in many ways – not least by shaping decision makers' worldviews – the collision between different religious worldviews has certainly contributed to further violence and war. But, do religions have any basis on which violence can be justified? Does any religious scripture authorize, promote or incentives violence? If so, on which basis and under which circumstances?

 

The Hong Kong representatives of three monotheist religions come together in this event to discuss their religions' common grounds and differences in relation to violence

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