Bangkok (Thailand). On 15 March 2021, in Bangkok at the Headquarters of the Christian Churches in Thailand, the meeting between the representatives of the Chulalongkorn University for Islamic Religion and the representatives of the Christian Churches in Thailand took place. There were 35 participants as members of the Catholic Commission for Inter-religious and Ecumenical Dialogue, including Sr. Pornphirun Chandenduang and Sr. Anna Grassi, Daughters of Mary Help of Christians of the Province of St. Mary Mazzarello (THA).

After the introductory prayer led by Monsignor Joseph Chusak Sirisut, President of the Catholic Commission for Inter-religious and Ecumenical Dialogue, Prof. Taweesak Mahachawarot, President of the Church of Christ in Thailand greeted the Islamic representatives. Prof. Nirattisai Aipan, President of the Seventh Day Adventist Church Foundation in Thailand, then introduced the members of the Christian Churches and those of the Islamic Religion.

For greater knowledge, representatives of Islam and the Christian Churches shared the identity and perspectives of their religion, noting the common concept of recognizing each other as “all brothers”. They expressed the need to dialogue and act together, highlighting the aspects that unite in the experience of current religious, social and multicultural life, in which one of the solicitations is how to relate to those who have no creed, especially young people.

“The different religions, starting from the recognition of the value of every human person as a creature called to be a daughter or son of God, offer a precious contribution for the construction of fraternity and for the defense of justice in society”. (FT 271)

The interesting and fruitful meeting, concluded with the delivery of the Message of the Islamic Religion proclaimed by the Vice Dean of the University for Islamic Religion, Mr. Prasarn Sricharoen. The representatives of the Christian Churches gave the Islamic representatives a souvenir as a gift.


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