“Seeking the Truth Together,” and international conference on Christian-Taoist dialogue, took place on October 15 and 16 at Taipei Baoan Temple in Taiwan.
Participants included the Pontifical Council for Interreligious
Dialogue, the local Catholic Church of Taiwan, the Daoist Baoan Temple,
the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) and the World
Council of Churches (WCC).
In their concluding statement, participants expressed their mutual
respect and spoke of “the need to seek the truth together for greater
understanding, mutual enrichment and co-operation especially through
compassionate service without distinction.”
They also acknowledged challenges “linked to globalization,
migration, religious and inter-cultural tensions and the rise of
fundamentalism” and expressed hope that “Christians and Taoists coming
together to dialogue becomes a beacon of light to our world torn asunder
by wars, hatred, suspicion, and fear.”