Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Christian-Taoist dialogue takes place in Taiwan

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“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.”

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