Buddhists speak out for peace during conference in Singapore

President of the Buddhist Fellowship Angie Chew Monksfield led the participants to pass two resolutions during 8th Global Conference on Buddhism, which took place in Singapore from July 6.

The first resolution condemned the violent treatment of Muslims at the hands of people claiming to be Buddhists and called leaders of the Buddhist and Muslim community to condemn all acts of violence and to use their influence to encourage all to be gentle and act with compassion.

The second resolution was related to the attacks of the Mahabodhi Temple in BodhGaya on Sunday. The participants resolute that they forgived the perpetrators and the attack will not destroy their faith.

More than a thousand people from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Bhutan and Australia attended the conference, which was given the theme ‘In the world of rapid change’.

Former President of the Republic of Singapore Mr S R Nathan, was the guest of honour and the President of Singapore Buddhist Federation Venerable Sik Kwang Sheng, was the spiritual guest of honour.

 

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Over 1000 attended this conference

 

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Part of Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore

 

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Fresident of the Buddhist Fellowship Angie Chew Monksfield.

 

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Happy Buddhists with happy placards

 

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More happy buddhists posing with Venerable Ajahn Brahm, Abbot of Bodhinyana Monastery in Western Australia

 

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President of Buddhist Gem Fellowship and Chairman of Sakyamuni Buddha Foundation, Dr Victor Wee.

 

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Venerable Ajahn Brahm in deep thoughts

 

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Dr Wong Yin Onn, a consultant physician from Johor Bahru

 

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Gratitude to our parents

 

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Gratitude to Mother Earth

 

 

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