Vatican Conference With Buddhists All About Collaboration, No Word of Conversion to Christ

Joint Declaration: We, leaders, academics and followers of Christianity and the Dharmic religions (Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism) from Italy and abroad, gathered on 15 May 2018 for a conference entitled “Dharma and Logos. Dialogue and collaboration in a complex era. Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jains and Sikhs” This is the first conference of this kind to be held in Italy, and was prepared by a series of meetings held over a long period of time with the participation of members of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, of the Italian Hindu Union, the Italian Buddhist Union, the Sikhi Sewa Society, the Institute of Jainist Studies in London and the National Office for Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue of the Italian Episcopal Conference. More here.

Papal Greeting to Buddhists from Thailand: It is my heartfelt wish that Buddhists and Catholics will grow increasingly closer, advance in knowledge of one another and in esteem for their respective spiritual traditions, and offer the world a witness to the values of justice, peace, and the defense of human dignity. More here.