Globalisation: The Perspectives and Experiences of the Religious Traditions of Asia Pacific

4 July 1997 to 6 July 1997

International Movement for a Just World (JUST), Malaysia and Pax Christi Australia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

As religious cultural communities in the Asia-Pacific region respond to globalisation, some of the more thoughtful elements are discovering that despite their considerable differences, they share a number of perspectives in regard to the environment, economy, consumption, political conduct, community wellbeing and the dignity of the human person. In the view of the two sponsoring organisations, these shared moral values, transcending as they do religious and cultural boundaries, could help to check the negative consequences of globalisation. With this in mind they convened this conference with a view to fostering wide-ranging dialogue involving a large number of groups and individuals from different parts of the Asia-Pacific region. The conference was officially opened by YB Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim, the then deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia. 

The dialogue stimulated by the Conference exceeded the organisers’ expectations. The various contributions were put together in an edited volume (see details here