The forum will discuss on “Compassion & Mercy As The Common Values Between Islam & Buddhism”
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In an increasingly rare display of respect and tolerance in Malaysia, an online Islam-Buddhist forum featuring the Dalai Lama – the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader – will be held this month to build inter-religious harmony.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, and International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilisation (ISTAC)’s Professor Emeritus Datuk Dr Osman Bakar will be discussing the topic “Compassion & Mercy As The Common Values Between Islam & Buddhism” online on 28 September.
In an interview with Malaysiakini, organiser Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM) explained that they believed different religious views should be discussed on a suitable platform that focuses on wisdom and truth.
Hence the idea to organise this interfaith dialogue.
Nowadays, we are often surrounded by elements of Islamophobia, triggered by irresponsible parties. We should engage in harmonious dialogue with various communities as a mechanism to explain Islam and the contribution of this religion towards peaceful coexistence.Muhammad Faisal Abdul Aziz, President of Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM) via Malaysiakini.
ABIM believes that we need to look at a bigger perspective, which is how religious diversity can be an asset to harmony and unity, instead of a factor for conflict.
The event is also organised by the Tibetan Buddhist Culture Centre, Malaysia (TBCC), whose president Casey Liu will be moderating alongside ABIM’s president Muhammad Faisal Abdul Aziz.
To watch the hour-long discussion, you can register for the event online (HERE) or by scanning the QR code in the poster below.
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