''Global Family for Love and Peace''(GFLP), a non-governmental organization together with the Museum of World Religions (MWR) will host the 15th Buddhist-Muslim Dialogue “Love Earth, Love Peace,” on Sept. 9th at the Church Center of the United Nations in New York. This is the first Buddhist-Muslim youth dialogue to embrace our young religions leaders, scholars and researchers to reach out to our next generation for a better world.
The dialogue is focused on three discussion: 1. How do you see the world today, and how do you hope to shape it for the future?, 2. Does your religion have a role in that vision? If so, how? and 3.What can we all do together to make this Earth a better place?. The dialogue is also co-organized by the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY, and the Chinese American Parent-Student Council of NYC, to offer the valuable experience to distinguished young Buddhists and Muslims.
Global Family for Love and Peace has dedicated itself as a platform for religious dialogue since its establishment in 2002. In the past 14 years, GFLP has hosted 14 Buddhist-Muslim dialogues in 11 different countries across four continents. The first Buddhist-Muslim Youth Dialogue, also includes a cross-culture music concert, performed by a group of young talented musicians at the Baha'i Centre in the evening (19:30-21:00) as a highlight for the day. There is also a three-day meditation retreat scheduled from Sept 10th-12th in Long Island as continuation of the theme. "Through the meditation I hope to plant the seeds of love and peace into people's heart," Master Hsin Tao said. "When the mind is at peace, the world is at peace."
Master Hsin Tao says “when we first engage in any interfaith dialogue, we see our own religion as the best; however, through interreligious dialogue we find that every religion has the same ultimate goal－reaching out for spiritual truth, and dedicating ourselves to love and service.'' Taking the advancement of peaceful coexistence in diversity and care for the earth as his mission, Master Hsin Tao hopes that the Buddhist-Muslim dialogue series will help us to transform the world into a "global family for love and peace."