|Hans Kung: Religion is not a “competition”|
|Written by Irma Wahyuni|
|Friday, 30 April 2010 15:40|
Reporter: Irma Wahyuni
Graduate School, UIN Online – The President of Global Ethic Foundation Prof Hans Kung said that we have international competitions in terms of economics and politics but not competition in religion.
“We have economics and political competition but not religious competition,” said Prof Hans Kung in a Public Lecture on “Pluralism a Global Ethic: Searching a Common Ground” organized by Graduate School of UIN Jakarta, Thursday, (27/4).
Prof Hans Kung stated people have a global ethic from different sides. It is a new paradigm of dialogue and investigation.
He continued saying that there are some fundamental paradigms of International Relation. They are Modern Politics of Public interest, change in the mentality and mind set, economics and political competition, new paradigm which have aptitude application.
Hans Kung also gave the distinctive features of the three monotheistic religions. He said that Israel is as God’s people and land, Jesus Christ as God’s messiah and son and The Qur’an as God’s word and book.
He further explained about the paradigm shift in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. “Each religion has their own shift of paradigm based on their development process of civilization. We have to be tolerant towards each other because religion is not a competition,” he said.
The event was attended by two commentators; Prof Mulyadi Kartanegara and Prof Bambang Pranowo. Other figures attending the event were Rector of UIN Jakarta Prof Dr Komaruddin Hidayat, Director of International Center for Islam and Pluralism (ICIP) Dr Syafi’i Anwar and Director of Academic and Relation Affair of Graduate School UIN Jakarta Dr Fuad Jabali. (Elve/Irma Wahyuni)
|Last Updated on Friday, 30 April 2010 15:47|