Buddhist Answers to Current Issues: Studies in Socially Engaged Humanistic Buddhism
Publication date: July 2005
Digital Book format: PDF (DRM-Free)
BUDDHIST ANSWERS TO CURRENT ISSUES: Studies in Socially Engaged Humanistic Buddhism An internationally reputed Buddhist scholar and activist - Vice-President and Liaison Officer to UN and UNESCO of the World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB); Patron, European Buddhist Union; President, World Buddhist University Council; Honorary Consultative Editor, Encyclopaedia of Buddhism: Professor of Buddhist Studies, Dean of Academic Affairs and Director, International Academy of Buddhism (IAB), University of the West, California, USA; Editor, Hsi Lai Journal of Humanistic Buddhism; Member, UNESCO International Interreligious Council; Former Ambassador of Sri Lanka to UNESCO, France, U.S.A., Spain, Algeria and Mexico; Former Senior Special Advisor to the Director General of UNESCO; and Author of 49 books on Buddhism, history and education - explores in eight chapters Buddhist answers to such issues as - Can Buddhism be the dogma-free humanistic spirituality, which the humankind searches to replace organized religion? How can Buddhism help in socialization and development of social awareness and responsibility of children and youth? What is the Buddhist bioethical response to abortion, euthanasia, suicide, asexual procreation, cloning, genetic engineering, eugenics, euphenics and the like? How does Buddhism help to accomplish the many-sided goals of a "whole person" education? How can Buddhism contribute to securing the human right to Peace, Security and Prosperity? What tasks lie ahead for the traditionally Buddhist countries to preserve and propagate Buddhism? How can Buddhism in the West usher in Universal Buddhism? How can we tap Sino-Indian Buddhist literature to answer current issues?