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多元文化與宗教-心的力量

前陣子來到了Toowoomba,正式且直接地開始執行任務,起初我很錯愕也很挫折。我所投宿的地方是 Multicultural and multi-faith centre,也就是採訪的核心組織,不過它同時也是佛教淨宗的學院。

既然投宿在此他們就把我當作來修行的佛教徒,必須一同誦經、聽經、做早晚課等等。起初不是很開心,畢竟我是為多元文化與多元宗教而來,但卻好像來到西方取經一樣 (Toowoomba在Brisbane的西邊),事先邀約好的採訪活動,卻沒有受到重視,而自由與時間又因為學院的課程而被限制住了。

幾天下來心情一直相當浮動、煩躁,覺得自己是來澳洲見世面、採訪任務,而非唸經學佛的。雖然想要趕快離開,卻也因為任務尚未完成必須持續努力。

幾天之後,心境隨著閱讀與態度的轉變而平靜下來,好不容易總算採訪到了多元文化中心的負責人 Mr.Haniff,任務上開始有實質的斬獲,也更加了解到整個城市的推動狀況以及計劃的緣起。

這個機構是由淨空法師倡議設立的並且找來伊斯蘭教的Haniff先生來推動,主要是希望提倡世界和平與和諧,淨空法師認為世界上的衝突多因四大原因所致:國家、政黨、種族、宗教,而其中又以宗教為首,而宗教又有教化的作用,因此以推動多元宗教為世界和平的方法。這是一個很好聽的口號,卻是難以達成的目標,若有範本供人學習將會更具說服力,而且容易得多,範本就是 Toowoomba。

過去這樣的計劃一直由淨宗學院直接推動,主要是在馬來西亞與新加坡,因本身也在推廣佛教,就顯得不夠專業且沒有專注在這項目上。

過去淨宗學會曾在UN和UNESCO的大會上發表此議題,並與澳洲 Griffith University 的 Interfaith centre 合辦過 Interfaith Summit。

從2012年開始澳洲淨宗學會成立MULTICULTURAL and MULTI FAITH CENTRE,致力於在 Toowoomba 推動相關活動,以2018前將 Toowoomba 變成一個 Peace and Harmony 的城市為目標。 13 more words

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