Interfaith Dialogue with Focolare Movement at the DDM World Center
Delegates of the Focolare Movement visited the DDM World Center for Buddhist Education on 15 April 2013 and conducted an interfaith dialogue with the Dharma Drum Buddhist College’s students and the DDM Sangha.
The delegates included President of Sophia University, Dr. Piero Coda, professor of Purdue University in the USA, Dr. Donald W Mitchell, and Director of the Interfaith Exchange Center of the Movement, Miss Stella Chiu Yuen Ling.
According to President Coda, DDM’s “Protecting the Spiritual Environment” movement and the Focolare Movement both share the same humanistic ideas that aim to promote one’s internal peace and ethical values for social harmony. President Coda said that he is looking forward to future dialogues and exchanges between the two parties.
In addition to Venerable Guo Yuan and Venerable Hui Min (President of the DDBC), Prof. Cheng-Ming Tu, Venerable Fa Le, and Venerable Chang Chao from the DDBC also attended.
The Focolare Movement is an international organization that promotes the ideals of unity and universal brotherhood.
(translated by Jin Yang/edited by DDM Australia Editing Team)