World Buddhist Forum focuses on world peace
All Ceylon Buddhist Congress President Jagath Sumathipala discussed
the steps taken by the UN for world peace in keeping with Buddhism and
talked of the ancient relationship between China and Sri Lanka at the
third World Buddhist Forum held in Hong Kong from April 24 to 27,
delivering a keynote address.
The forum was held under the theme Common expectations and activities
for united world.
It was jointly organised by the Hong Kong Buddhist Association, China
Buddhist Association and Chinese Religious Cultural Communication
Association and held under the patronage of Chinese Buddhist Affairs
Minister Wang Zuoan.
Around 1,000 members from 50 countries participated in this session
according to Sumathipala. This forum was established in 2004 by eight
senior Buddhist leaders of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan to exchange views
and information among leaders of the Buddhist world. The first and
second sessions of the World Buddhist Forum were held in China in 2004
and 2006. The aim of the World Buddhist Forum is to strengthen
communication between the world's Buddhists.