Chinese New Year: we must combat the challenges to peace, message of Hong Kong Churches.

Image

Hong Kong; February 4, 2008. For the New Year, "it is necessary to face the challenges that are posed to peace: the loss of the sense morality, the wasting of resources, and the erosion of families". To do this, "it is fundamental to improve the qual

The comments come from leaders of the six religions of Hong Kong (Catholicism, Protestant Christianity, Taoism, Buddhism, Islam, and Confucianism) in their traditional message for the lunar New Year, which begins next February 7th. The spring breeze, the leaders write, "warms our heart, flowers bloom, heavenly blessings await the people of Hong Kong. We wish you all happiness and prosperity. Traditionally, planning for the year starts in early spring. "This is a good time for us to reflect on the past and strive for the establishment of harmony, prosperity and stability for Hong Kong. Our six religions are saddened by news of family violence, young people abusing the internet, and parents losing harmony with their children. The traditional sense of morality is being threatened by the onslaught of material pleasure, giving rise to an increase in the divorce rate and a decrease in the birthrate, all making for social instability. The waste of resources will lead to environmental degradation, climate change and eco-imbalance". Society, therefore, "must take this as a wake-up call. Apart from implementing government policy to address the above issues, the primary need is to improve the quality of the education and strengthen social morality. The objective is a return to virtuous discipline and responsibility". The six religions of the territory, the signatories conclude, "can unite in our continual striving for peace of mind and spiritual cultivation of calmness. When humanity is at peace with nature, we can, together, create paradise on earth".

You May Also Like

Image

Pope Francis skips Via Crucis in Rome while tens of thousands pray his meditations

Vatican City: (By Matthew Santucci for CAN) In an apparent last-minute decision, Pope Francis skipped the Way of the Cross ceremony held at Rome&rs

Image

As many as 2,700 American soldiers are guarding ‘Mr. Bone Saw’ illegal rule of Saudi Arabia. By AHMAR MUSTIKHAN

At least 2,700 U.S. soldiers are guarding one of the most despicable de facto rulers ever of the Saudi sheikhdom, Mohammed bin Salman, according to

Image

Pope Francis changes statutes of papal basilica, emphasizing work of canons

Vatican City: (By Matthew Santucci for CNA) Pope Francis on Wednesday issued new regulations for the administration of the papal Basilica of St. Ma



"Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" By Nazir S Bhatti

On demand of our readers, I have decided to release E-Book version of "Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" on website of PCP which can also be viewed on website of Pakistan Christian Congress www.pakistanchristiancongress.org . You can read chapter wise by clicking tab on left handside of PDF format of E-Book.

nazirbhattipcc@aol.com , pakistanchristianpost@yahoo.com