Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama lauds Christian missionary work

He said different religions may have different philosophies but their ultimate goal is love.Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama lauded the work of Christian missionaries promoting education and improving health care in remotest corners of the world"I think Christian missionaries make the greatest contribution in education and improving healthcare in remote corners of the world," the Dalai Lama told an inter-faith meet in Shillong yesterday.
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The Dalai Lama says no to conversions. Card Gracias: Changing religion is a right

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by Nirmala Carvalho
The Tibetan leader warns against proselytism, the problems that arise between different religious communities and recommends no conversions. The murder of missionary Graham Staines and massacres in Orissa and Karnataka taken as an example of negative fruits of conversions. Jesuit priest: Graham Staines was not proselytizing; Orissa in the fight against Dalits has social roots. Cardinal Gracias freedom to preach, propagate the faith and convert is guaranteed by the Indian Constitution. You can not compromise a principle so fundamental out of fear or for convenience.

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Dalai Lama, "contradictory" on Christianity and conversions, says Christian leader

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by Nirmala Carvalho
During a conference in Bangalore, the leader of Tibetan Buddhism said that religion must focus on "education and providing healthcare". The Dalai Lama criticised proselytising through monetary inducements. For the president of the Global Council of Indian Christians, his words might appear "close" to Hindu nationalist ideology.

Mumbai (AsiaNews) - The Dalai Lama's statement on Christianity and conversions are "contradictory" and might appear close to the ideas of Hindutva ideology (Hindu nationalism) and lead to misunderstandings. The criticism comes from Sajan George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), who spoke about an address the leader of Tibetan Buddhism delivered yesterday at a conference on science and religion at Christ University in Bangalore.

"A religion should restrict itself to service-oriented interventions such as imparting education and providing healthcare systems, and not indulge in conversions," the Tibetan spiritual leader said. Whilst "Christians have made the greatest contribution to education," he added, religious groups should focus on helping society.

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The teaching of Christ is a treasure for humanity-Dalai Lama

Vienna, May 30, 2012: The Buddhist leader in Vienna for a series of political and religious meetings asks the Archbishop to visit the Cathedral of Saint Stephen: “Religions teach peace, we must practice it in all aspects of life.” Cardinal’s thanks for Nobel Laureates’ visit.

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