Religious Leaders at the 3rd
Religious Leaders at the 3rd
in London, UK
UK, from culture capital of the world to capital of peace
Mr. Man Hee Lee, and religious leaders are showing their peace agreement at WARP Summit 2014 in South Korea
|Religious Leaders at the 3rd Scripture Dialogue in London, UK|
Starting from March 26th, this year, it is the third dialogue that the UK branch of HWPL has hosted. This time, it was held in the historical setting of Conway Hall, London which is possibly the oldest surviving free thought organisation in the world.
Religious Leaders who participated included Muslim leader and Officer of the Order of the British Empire, Seyed Yousif Al-Khoei OBE, Buddhist monk Phramaha Bhatsakorn Piyobhaso, Dr. Tanaji Acharya representing Hinduism, a Sikh educationalist Mr. Jagmeet Singh, and Christian scholar Mr. Justin Brand. As participants of the first and second Scripture Dialogues, Seyed Yousif Al-Khoei OBE and Phramaha Bhatsakorn Piyobhaso took an active part in the dialogue, showing the significance of the dialogue.
|Full Shot of the 3rd Scripture Dialogue in London, UK|
One member of the audience, Adam Harvey, a student from Imperial College London, commented “All the war and conflict between religions that has arisen in the past and is still going on today, I know that it was because those people didn’t understand the true meaning of religion. It is amazing to see different religions together in harmony. I believe through these HWPL dialogues all religions can be united and an end to war can actually be achieved.”
Religious leaders presented on the topic of good, and evil in order to tackle the root cause of why there is evil in today’s world and spiritually what the source of evil is. The highly debated subject of whether God created evil provided a new perspective regarding good and evil spirits. Moreover some of the discussion examined what makes a person good or evil, and subsequently the reason why some people are led to peace whereas some are led to cause disruption and war.
Through the dialogue, the audience realised that many conflicts are occurring due to misunderstanding of religious scriptures. The religious leaders were reminded of the duty they have to correctly educate their communities, and they promised to work together to cease religious conflicts and become one under the mandate of peace.
|Group Picture of the 3rd Scripture Dialogue in London, UK|
The participants watched a presentation about a number of the peace works that the HWPL peace movement has achieved, led by the Chairman of HWPL, Mr. Lee and the Chairwoman of International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG), Through the presentation, the religious leaders and audience members were reminded of the peace agreement that was signed in Mindanao, they also witnessed the designation of ‘Peace Day’ and the erection of peace monuments in various countries over the world.
At present, these scripture dialogues are held at 62 offices in 40 countries including Finland, Japan, the US, Australia, Israel, and Germany. According to the regional manager of the UK Branch, the scripture dialogue will be held regularly in London, the culture capital of the world, for the unity and harmony of religions.
|HWPL News, Religious Leaders at the 3rd Scripture Dialogue |
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