|Global Ethic for Religious Survival|
|Written by Irma Wahyuni|
|Friday, 30 April 2010 15:42|
Hall of Graduate School, UIN Online - The term "global ethic” according to President of Global Ethic Foundation Professor Hans Kung is not a new superstructure or ideology in religious life. According to Hans Kung, global ethic is actually the required minimum value of the public, basic standards and attitudes in religious life.
"Global Ethic is a general standard or minimum standards that must be possessed in religious life," Hans Kung said in the public lecture on "Pluralism, A Global ethic; Searching a Common Ground" held at Hall of Graduate School UIN Jakarta, Tuesday, ( 27 / 4).
In other words, Hans Kung continued, Global Ethics can be applied as a minimal basic consensus which is related to binding values, irrevocable standards and moral attitudes, which can be affirmed by all religions even by atheists.
"It is ridiculous if in the pluralism order, Global Ethic is considered as a substitute for the Torah, the Sermon, the Qur'an or the discourse of the Buddha," said Hans Kung.
In his presentation, Hans Kung said our world would not survive without global ethic. This implies that there would be no peace among nations without peace among religions.
In essence, Hans Kung asserted, global ethic teaches that peace among the religions of the world will not be possible without diplomatic dialogues and co-operations between religions or civilizations which are carried out in an open-minded and tolerant manner.
In addition, Prof Mulyadi Kartanegara as commentator in the public lecture, added, consensus on global ethical values would become a decisive contribution to overcome the crisis of orientation, which becomes a real global problem.
Also attending the public lecture were the Rector of UIN Jakarta Prof Dr Komaruddin Hidayat, Director of International Center for Islam and Pluralism (ICIP) Dr Shafi’I Anwar, Deputy Director of Academic and Graduate School Cooperation UIN Jakarta Dr Fuad Jabali, and two commentators Prof Mulyadi Kartanegara and Prof Bambang Pranowo. (Elve/lrmaWahyuni)
|Last Updated on Friday, 30 April 2010 15:46|