Attending the 4th The Studies in Inter-Religious Relations in Plural Societies (SRP) Distinguished Lecture and Symposium

22 September 2018 | Grand Copthorne Waterfront, Singapore



Co-organized by The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and The SRP Programme of the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, the 4th Distinguished Lecture and Symposium centred on the theme “Dialogue in Asia and the West: Interreligious Relations in Plural Societies in a World of Conflict and Violence”.


This year, GCR member Prof. Pan-chiu Lai was invited to give the keynote lecture titled “Chinese Perspectives on Dialogue in a World of Conflict and Violence”. In his lecture, through a brief comparison with some other views in Chinese culture, Prof. Lai argued that Confucianism is relatively more capable of addressing a world of conflict and violence. Although there are certain limitations to the Confucian approach to inter-religious relations, these can be overcome partially through dialogue with some other cultural or religious traditions.


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