One God is infinite understanding, so vast or deep to unending answers under the creation - and that many prayers I testify myself - The most you pray is most you are an incarnation. Many prayers to one God. Every person has many prayers - WHAT IS THE HIGHEST PRAYER? - WHAT IS THE HIGHEST NUMBER - How Many Prayers Among All? HOW MANY NUMBERS BETWEEN ONE AND THREE or between any two numbers - HOW MANY NUMBERS MAKE ANY NUMBER? The highest prayer is God - God help me - God is not in count but is human way - the highest number or how many between any two or how many numbers in one number itself that infinity is all answers - the highest prayer seeking HELP - It is very simple - In God seek the simplest - no one needs a religion to pray the God the highest - The highest can be in split second of nameless timeless soundless spaceless, the highest in everyone not as a word of man or angel or anything created or made - what it is? it is God is God of Life (not author of Life) - it is not a word for "Word" God the Almighty" - Do you know who you are and what you pray? Can you correctly tell whom should you pray? And why you need visible for invisible God? - Do you know every religion has its highest word of law in prayer - but no one can be justified in the word of law - the highest of everyone is the Same - (God everything in child - Religion is God in adult - Spiritual in old age - Christ in Christians) - Doing the highest is the highest prayer - the highest for everyone is its origin - God is origin everyone - every culture - every language - every religion or community - the highest value mankind is God - the highest of all the animals, birds, fishes, plants, angels and beyond, is Unman -the Word- that is Nameless - Soundless - Timeless - Spaceless and so on - is in everyone - every word in dictionary has God in it - it is the "PRAYER ONE" - anyone one can do in Split Second too. The Highest in you can revoke what is not the highest and what you don't want in you Is "God in You"
Prayer changes God - God is life - God the prayer changes life - pray life experience in God - Attain "PRAYER ONE" above religious - We are body and mind for God above love and spirit - the gap solution in human ways Jesus Christ - Doing God covers all - Holy is man doing unman prayer - do Holy for the prayer is God - but mindset one medicine can be poision to another but Holy the prayer never against others - Christ is human term assembly for Holy is the Prayer - the prayer of doing God is Christ might not be prayer in words - Holy - Unman - "the Word" - no man has seen God but Jesus the only Way Life and Truth in human ways. God is everyone living the same while Christ brings every human in God - Christ is commitment in human ways - differences are mindset in the name of God - why so many? What wrong in what is right? differences are darkness in earthly life for Thy Kingdom to come - Brothers and sisters: The Word - birth of Jesus - life and miracles - the Cross - Resurrection - Ascented in to the heaven and will Return and you too can do God all in all are functions of one God in figure of speech - the speech no more needed living in Christ holy - miracles of God And ANOINTED of GOD and functions of God that no man is exempt from Christ -
One God but the earth is confused - that fakes the Unity - (evil confuses the people between right and wrong or good and bad) - The Holy is the same one God and that is the Master Religion one God all people, differences in life cutural instict. God is unman and invisible but what we experience of God is the function and benefits in human ways - Amazing that everyone can Do God and countless ways collectively and individually. "Do God" is the basic purpose of all existance the "Master Religion" inherit all people in IT - God is one – the Creation is one – the highest Truth is one – Many ways of beliefs while the Master Religion "DO GOD" performs the Holy identity that exists in every human regardless differences - Holy Almighty Lord God - the Holy Communion with the Almighty One God all people - Christ is bringing everyone "Do Christ" for the self and others - if the phrase Christ doesn't match your language on mindset and looses the deepest in it, say "DO GOD" that you will associate to the value "Do Holy God", Do God is action nameless invisible soundless beginningless endless: in every need of existance of life - In people life :Morals - Health, financials, marriages, children, education, jobs, victory, miracles, continuity, etc – solution to every problem is DO GOD: – Infinite ways to Do God, I just testify two parables of Jesus - "the PRODIGAL SON" and "the Good Samaritan" , and one of your own may write to me too. Do God is the Master Religion one God all people - It is God of simple things – wisdom - sacrifice - courage – God life and blessing Invisible Communion the Almighty. Every human posses and can do God apart from mindset and life status - World religions must unite to Action(Karma) God above their drama of salvation and reorganize Peace on earth is by practising "DO GOD" the Master Religion.
There are many cultures in the world, a culture is a system of living including belief system of its origin, most of them have own religious faith rituals for God. I prophsy that most cultural rituals will extinct this century to Christ. Religions evolved as a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe and grew as an organized system of belief that bound people to become a close ally. As the world become smaller to modern global one system I prophsy that most cultural rituals will extinct this century. A list of most populous 22 religions and the believers, needs at least 500,000 members as a religion and 100,000 a culture. 1. Christanity 2,300,000,000 2. Islam 1,300,000,000 3. Secular/NonReligious/Agnostic/Atheist 1,100,000,000 4. Hinduism 900,000,000 5. Chinese traditional 394,000,000 6. Buddhism 376,000,000 7. Primal indigenous 300,000,000 8. African traditional ( Diasponic) 100,000,000 9. Sikhism 23,000,000 10. Juche 19,000,000 11. Spiritism 15,000,000 12. Judaism 15,000,000 13. Bahai 7,000,000 14. Jainism 4,200,000 15. Sintho 4,000,000 16. Cao Dai 4,000,000 17. Zoroastrianism 2,600,000 18. Tennikyo 2,000,000 19. Neo-Paganism 1,000,000 20. Uniterianism-Universalism 800,000 21. Rastafarianism 600,000 22. Scientology 500,000. Other than Christianity the most believers of the following too use the Bible for their scripture: from the list 3 - 7 - 8 - 11 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - Besides 35% Christians the most populous, (19% Islam 15% Hindu), Christianity is the only religion known in use or comment among 100% world population.
PRAYER : TRUE RELIGION ALL PEOPLE AND ONE SALVATION: Our great desire with God is to create the one Religion all people and the morals. It shall come that God will visit us with the Happiness on us and give it to us at the Fulfillment of time. God himself will prove you the Salvation and give you done God that every man can do God and attain direct from God, and is the only Way. Bless God as you see good and bad in your views. Blessed is the righteous Judge and righteous among us. Prayer is the only weapon after done God, that prayer brings miracles for all people and is the only great weapon inherited from great fathers, a weapon proved in ten thousand battles and warriors are countless, even on the evil doers when the gates of hopes are closed in heaven those tears are open the righteous of them can be saved, own the heart of the Great Father in Heaven no evil can prevail against. No evil can bit the man and the people of our Great Father in Heaven, even if died before the wicked He will grant life. He who sacrifices a whole offering shall be rewarded for a whole sacrifice. Great Father God in Heaven says; “Where I permit my name to be mentioned I will come to thee and Bless them and whom have bestowed my greatness I will perform them”. Jesus is God in human ways of the Bible and Christ the Person of the Invisible God. On attained the eternal truth it is not the senses of life but the Salvation will be trhe guide. (This is meditated prayer of prophesy – Archbishop Ittycheria Abraham)ABOUT GOD + Prayer must be Sacred, how would you sacredize your prayer - testify I pray through Jesus (imperfection will be removed through Jesus Christ)+ Even though titled major world, not all are global standard religions - in certain countries other religions are not permitted that is not global standard for them Brothers and sisters: Christianity is all people, likewise for every religion. What is God shall maintain to God to prevail all others. It is begun with religious harmony and ecumenism and when ends in God will be one religion of God. Why pray in silence - why to keep in confidential - why to create own prayer? God is the highest and sacred personal life, the Home Living Home - Satan has certain wordily power and authority which can block the Blessing. Let every tongue testify prayer through Jesus Christ the one Word of God all people, even though prayers and religions are many. Likewise Jesus is one, you are personal to you through Jesus that accepting and testifying Jesus as the saviour will remove all blockage. Every one enter into Thy Kingdome through Jesus, even fallen angel who know God more than humans but tricks men to deceive innocent believers. Pray from own heart - heart means in confidence for God who authorized to it. A prayer through Jesus is always original in prayer - through Jesus is purification for all impurities and imperiments, when passes through Jesus for more things we do not know than we know, any other prayer can be demon worship which will not bring the Blessings. The heavenly key that Jesus has given to Peter locks demon entering into the True Christian, Catholic and Apostolic Power that no one can defeat God. A brother asked me: Being Catholic Apostolic I am WHY INCLUDED prayers of different religions below. Answer - There is only one sacred prayer that is Jesus - only through Jesus our prayer are sacred, no other Way no other Truth no other Life - I submit all prayers through Jesus that no one is left behind in Jesus due to their earthly conditions - when said through Jesus all impurities are purified to supernatural God of all people - 33% of world population is Christian and prayers of the remaing 66% I submitted through Jesus, it is a greater love of God for them such that I invite and offer them to Jesus Christ. Thy Kingdom on earth happens on 100% in Jesus. The peace on earth will not happen when the 66% pray out side of Jesus thus in the honest and in the innocent of mysteries of God through Jesus I said sacred prayers of major world religions - for the Holy Spirit to consecrate them sacred - it is wisdom of God to bless them through Christ rather than saying they do not belong to peace. Other than Jesus there is no other way I can wish the blessings on their geographical cultures in prayers - one God all people - the language might be different but Jesus is the same - Amen. Praying their prayer through Jesus is the universal ( Catholic ) and that is the way I can associate with them in my public life - it is not I am believing in their worship, so I meet with them in clean heart and religious blockage is removed at least in my heart. I have included prayers of different religions on my human respect for all - one God all people - that I wish they pray through Jesus - praying from books is a function of law and order or justice. Jesus is the Way, Truth and Life brings unblocked prayer blessings to all. re No one except God has control on God and it is not possible God is controlled by any one else, in God of all people is one universal understanding through God Himself became man - Jesus messaged "I AM THE WAY THE TRUTH AND LIFE that NO ONE SHALL ENTER IN THY KINGDOM OF MY FATHER WITHOUT ME". It is God himself said heaven is opened for every human through the Begotten Son Jesus. God of simple things, although easyst understanding God is level higher spiritual thus to make up the difference by believing and testyfying Jesus is the Lord and the Salvation will gloryfy as a child of God for the eternity. That is the Highest Spiritual Truth for all humanity. It is all about “Self Realization of God through Jesus Christ” that Jesus said: there are many seats at my fathers house --whatever brings you to the Supreme... heaven opens on the Realization ---the Person in Jesus is the Supreme Being for the highest destination of the realization - True Christianity is spiritual person in the believerand never brings to a religion - it is the Service for God, although the religion is needed to upkeep the holy morals. As religions seem far apart from God many a great men keep the distance from religion while they control themselves through the teaching of Jesus. Many a confusions in religions are satan is using religions to its stay on earth, thus the True Christianity is not a religion. It is amazing theology the love of God can never be duplicated that every being on earth including serpant survives through the very same air we humans breath. Old way of God - old way of knowing God - no religion is serving the greatness of God for the age we are - Demon possessed ways creating too much confusions, and damages to Jesus believers. It is like premitive equipments used to modern cultivation or the fence itself eats the farm. Christianity for the True Religion God on earth is the only way to peace. Catholic and Apostolic is the religion all must follow. We purchase bible and many transilations too, the purchase price paid was not to the Holy Bible but was the human service associated with printing and bringing the message book while the Holy Bible is priceless and unpurchasable same as Catholic and Apostolic. The Invisible One Holiness always every where the Truth we have to feel the presence into the Holiness of the Bible that Jesus did not die on the cross in vain.
PRAYERS OF MAJOR WORLD RELIGIONS I PRAY THROUGH JESUS SO THAT IT WILL BE PURIFIED OF JESUS THAT JESUS - IS THE WAY THE TRUTH AND LIFE FOR SALVATION OF EVERY HUMAN BEING. "GOD for GOD" FRIENDS and FOES PRAY THROUGH JESUS to differences removed and the Holy Spirit takes over the prayer. On differences removed there shall be NO RELIGION through Jesus to make 100% world population is the Christian - evil keep differences to keep religions - The Christian is not a religion of man, is religion for God and among men is service for God - Religions speak too much differences on God Jesus is differences removed - It is amazing that every living including serpant breaths the same air God created and survives for God is the way the truth and life and God sent Jesus to us to remove all differences to PEACE ON EARTH. God of simple things - JESUS PRAYERS ARE THE SIMPLE MOST PRAYERS FOR EVERY ONE "GOD EDUCATION HEALTH" - is the Trinity of pure status every human life - all people - prevention better than cure and educating better than medicating - good health generates good spirit - JESUS IS GOD - Jesus educate us God ( www.godhealing.org )
Below is Prayers of Major World Religions: BAHA'I - BUDDHIST - CHRISTIAN - HINDU - JAINIST - JEWISH - MUSLIM - SIKH - ZOROASTRIAN and AMERICAN INDIAN - NATIVE AFRICAN - UNIVERSAL CHRISTIAN - ONLY PRAYER THROUGH JESUS IS SACRED + Prayers of earth never fit eternally + Highest prayer is every one is a prayer of God through Jesus Christ + Religious prayers that limits against Jesus is not sacred - + Every one is a prayer of God beyond religious + In limitation no salvation + Visible Earth is an invisible language a Mystery (algorithm) for the Reconciliation (Obedience) through Jesus Christ - Side-Effects are demon in Religions - + the Unspoken is said as God invisbile + religion on too much self praises are not always God's - pray for enemy for enemy shall be your blessing too - SUBMIT ENEMY's PRAYERS TOO THROUGH JESUS, everything through Jesus is the best and highest healing.+J+E+S+U+S+ Lord God is the only answer for the Salvation while answers are many explanation on earh + Truth - pray God timeless from the Sacred Heart of the Self - prayers are also good to assemble into common purposes.
On October 27, 1986 spiritual leaders from world’s Twelve major religions came together for the first time in history to participate together in their belief of Sacred Prayer for the "Day of World Peace Celebrated in Assisi Italy ( eventhough the world peace has not been established of the meeting there may be some understanding attempted for that time being), in commoration of the UN International year for peace. It was not as great as thought to be because in my Catholic Apostolic I believe it was not through Jesus Christ. Remember! any person can pray what is learnt but Christ is self enlightenmet for God is original and wordless for every sacred -- so called sacred prayers are sacred only through through Jesus. I pray: Holy God make me your good angel of the place through Jesus Christ. BAHA'I BUDDHIST CHRISTIAN BUDDHIST HINDU JAINIST JEWISH SIKH ZOROASTRIAN, ONE JESUS AMONG ALL - ONE JESUS FOR ALL - GOD BRING ALL RELIGIONS IN YOUR WISDOM JESUS CHRIST THE PRAYER - AMEN.
Although people are countless, for God is personal in every life, God Jesus be in every life - every righteous soul shall maintain JESUS sacred prayer as the core of life, the spiritual self. Sacred prayers of religions are common ground to assemble while own sacred is between the self and God be JESUS. A sacred prayer of self originated of JESUS is miracle healing.
Present the twelve sacred prayers, alphabetically by religious names major world religions, the founded One Spirituality All People, and benediction together with the prayer of Saint Francis.
LET US BE THE PRAYER FOR PEACE through JESUS CHRIST ( www.godhealing.org )
Oh great spirit the Almighty God, the entire Universe Cosmic exists beginningless in One Great Call ever Living You are Endless. You are a net every thing Trillions of membership human souls of the past present and the future You Are the holding Peace, Your power and wisdom are the Peace for angels and human souls, lead human beings to the Real celestial Peace of the Most High the Infinite everlasting joy. Peace the departed for the LORD of souls walk with all generations. Remove darkness for the PEACE - every human a seed of the Almighty in power and life but the seed doesn't know the tree - that the world doesnot know God that sacred is Sacred - One God all people - One Jesus all people that God spoken to man in human ways - One Christ all people - One Sacred prayer all people - Jesus for all people - with this prayer I confer JESUS CHRIST to every human for 100% world population be Christian.Major World religions - their leaders and heads, they bring the traditions - no tradition can move or change God but modern life styles can bring confusions -but- on attained higher above the traditions, living above traditions is the holy spirit living in each human being that it goes back to the word was God, the Word was God's presense and the Word was God, Jesus was present with the Word and all things came in to beong through Jesus and apart from him nothing came to be - in him found life - life for light of men - the light removes darkness and darkness did not overcome light - thus the prayers submitted through Jesus would be by the heavens. I pray "You are Prayer of God above religious prayers - beyond what you pray religiously - Your enlightenment shall come from the Word. The Life is our home and earthly life is house - every life on earth breaths the same air of the Word the word is Jesus, a tradition is historical record. The air we breath is the most Holy Land upon you that you are no distance from the Life or the Word - the breath is gapless distance of knowledge, understanding and wisdom with the Life. Although angels on earth would not breath - while all others breath the same air on earth.
BAHA'I PRAYER FOR PEACE ( www.godhealing.org )
Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity. Be fair in judgment, and guarded in thy speech. Be a lamp unto those who walk in darkness, and a home to the stranger. Be eyes to the blind, and a guiding light unto the feet of the erring. Be a breath of life to the body of humankind, and dew to the soil of the human heart, and a fruit upon the tree of humility. I pray through Jesus Christ - Amen
BUDDHIST PRAYER FOR PEACE ( www.godhealing.org )
May all beings everywhere plagued with sufferings of body and mind be quickly freed from their illness, May those frightened cease to be afraid, and may those bound to be free, may the powerless find power, and may people think of befriending one another. May those who find themselves in trackless, fearful wilderness, be guarded by beneficial celestials, and may they swiftly attain Buddhahood. I pray through Jesus Christ - Amen
CHRISTIAN PRAYER FOR PEACE ( www.godhealing.org )
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be known as the children of God. But I say to you that hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, pray for those who abuse you. To those that strike you on the cheek, offer the other one also, and those who take away your cloak, do not withhold your coat as well. Give to every one who begs from you, and those who take away your goods, do not ask then again. And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. I pray Jesus Christ - Amen
HINDU PRAYER FOR PEACE ( www.godhealing.org )
Oh God lead us from unreal to the Real. Oh God lead us from darkness to light. Oh God lead us from death to immorality. Shanti, Shanti, Shanti to all. Oh Lord God almighty, May there be peace in celestial regions. May there be peace on Earth. May the waters be appeasing. , May all beneficent beings bring peace to us. May thy Vedic Law propagate peace through the world, May all beings be a source of peace to us. And may thy peace itself, bestow peace on all and may that peace come to me also. I pray through Jesus Christ - Amen
JAINIST PRAYER FOR PEACE ( www.godhealing.org )
Peace and universal love is the essence of the Gospels preached by all the Enlightened Once. The Lord has preached that equanimity is the Dharma. Forgive do creatures all, and let all creatures forgive me. Undo all have I amity and undo none enmity. Know that violence is the root cause of all miseries in the world. Violence, in fact, is the knot of bondage. ‘Do not injure any living being’ this is the eternal, perennial, and unalterable way of spiritual life. A weapon, whosoever powerful it may be, can always be superseded by a superior one; but no weapon can, however, be superior t nonviolence and love. I pray through Jesus Christ - Amen
JEWISH PRAYER FOR PEACE ( www.godhealing.org )
Come let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, that we may walk the paths of the Most High, And we shall beat out swords into plowshares, and our spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nations. Neither shall they learn war anymore. And none shall be afraid, for the mouth of the Lord of hosts has spoken. I pray through Jesus Christ - Amen
MUSLIM PRAYER FOR PEACE ( www.godhealing.org )
In the name of Allah, the beneficent, the merciful. Praise to be the Lord of the Universe who has created us and made us into tribes and nations That we may know each other, not that we may despise each other. If the enemy inclined towards peace, do thou also incline towards peace, and trust God, Most gracious are those who walk on the earth in humility, and when we address them, we say ‘PEACE”. I pray through Jesus Christ - Amen
NATIVE AFRICAN PRAYER FOR PEACE ( www.godhealing.org )
Almighty God, the Great Thumb we cannot evade to tie any knot; the Roaring Thunder that splits mighty trees: the all-seeing Lord up on high who sees even footprints of an antelope on a rock mass here on Earth. You are the one who does not hesitate to respond to our call. You are the cornerstone of peace, you provide for us on the Earth. I pray through Jesus Christ - Amen
NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN PRAYER FOR PEACE ( www.godhealing.org )
Oh great Spirit of our ancestors, I rise my pipe to you. To your messengers the four winds, and the Mother Earth who provides for your children. Give us the wisdom to teach our children to love, to respect, and to be kind each other so that they may grow with peace of mind. Let us learn to share all good things that you provide for us on this Earth. I pray through Jesus Christ - Amen
SHINTO PRAYER FOR PEACE ( www.godhealing.org )
Although the people living across the ocean surrounding us, I believe are all our brothers and sisters, why are there constant troubles in this world? Why do winds and waves rise in the oceans surrounding us? I only earnestly wish that the wind will soon puff away all the clouds which are hanging over tops of mountains. I pray through Jesus Christ - Amen
SIKH PRAYER FOR PEACE ( www.godhealing.org )
God adjudges us according to our deeds, not the coat that we wear: that Truth is above everything. Know that we attaineth God when we loveth, and only victory endures in consequences of which no one is defeated. I pray through Jesus Christ - Amen
ZOROASTRIAN PRAYER FOR PEACE ( www.godhealing.org )
We pray to God to eradicate all the misery in the world: that understanding triumph over ignorance, that generosity triumph over indifference, that trust triumph over contempt, and that truth triumph over falsehood. I pray through Jesus Christ - Amen
BENEDICTION ALONGWITH PRAYERS OF ST. FRANCIS ( www.godhealing.org ). ( A BENEDICTION: To give it to God - no one has to robe other than earned in the Righteous - prayer: Holy God where ever and when ever I am - make me your good angel of the place.
PRAYERS OF ST. FRANCIS: Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred -+- let me sow love, Where there is injury -+- pardon, Where there is doubt -+- faith Where there is despair -+- hope Where there is darkness -+- light Where there is sadness -+- joy. Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek, To be consoled -+- as to console, To be understood -+- as to understood, To be loved -+- as to love. For it is in giving -+- that we receive. It is pardoning, that we are pardoned, It is in dying -+- that we are born to eternal life.
A PRAYER OF THE UNIVERSAL CHRISTIAN: +++++++ Bless the Lord, O my soul and all that is within me, Bless His Holy Name that He is the only holy. He has done great things for us, bless His Holy name. His Holyness is all the blessings we have. +++++++ Holy God, mercifully grant that Thy Holy Spirit in all things, direct us and rule our hearts, minds and thoughts through Jesus Christ our Lord, what we have done and left undone, now and forever. +++++++ God without you we are not able to any thing and with you we can do every thing, even remove the darkest spots in life to greatest enlightenments, that all the diseases from our body mind and spirit can be cured in your angelic blessings upon us. +++++++ Holy God create in us a clean heart of your good angels, free us from evil spirits, and clear us from bad angels. +++++++ God almighty, bless our life with good things, strengthen our body like a horse and renew us like youthful eagles. +++++++ Holy God your mercy is great, bless us in your loving kindness and your compassion, wash me from my wickedness and clean us from our sins and grand us your eternal salvation. +++++++ Make us your joy of gladness and let us hear joy of your gladness, and the body you have broken for us will bring us miracles in our human life. +++++++ Holy God, bless our prayers, our going and coming, our work and its fruits will multiply, our family is blessed, our parents, children, brothers and sisters, neighbor, leaders, place and nation. All those who bless us are blessed, lord bless our enemy no more enemy. I pray through Jesus Christ - Amen
Oh God, Our Heavenly Spirit, you are the Creator of the Universe and the Poet of the Spirit, your spirit giving is the Life of the Universe heaven and earth, the One Life True Righteous Spirit of all Universe, there is no Peace outside You Oh Lord God, lead the world from the unreal to the Real peace on Earth and celestial regions leading the paths of Your Most High. May the Law of Miracles propagate Your Peace among the humankind, May the mysteries of the creation bring peace among all angels and created, bless the mankind with the peace that the Angels dwell in You. May all beings be a source of Your Peace for all generations even the departed. And may thy peace itself, bestow peace on all and may that peace come to every human. Peace is the LORD the souls of the Lord walk together. Erase all the unrighteousness for the mouth of the Lord has spoken. In these troubled times we all are sustained by much more than own prayers - We are sustained by prayers of good angel souls who LOOK UP from problems of dark earth - praying help and enlightenment from the heavens. Know the Truth + God is the only answer for the Peace - so let us pray timeless from the sacred of heart - while other prayers are good to assemble and pray. I pray through Jesus Christ - Amen
Religions ‘have common ethical ground’ - Published Date: October 12, 2011 - Source: ucanews.comThe world’s main religions can find common ground on the duty to protect vulnerable human beings, though the reasons and scope of this protection differ vastly, a conference of bioethics experts in Rome was told. Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Confucian and Hindu scholars met October 9-11 -2011 at the Legionaries of Christ-run Pontifical University Regina Apostolorum under the auspices of the UNESCO chair in bioethics and human rights. The conference’s premise was that advances in biomedicine make certain individuals and groups vulnerable because of their inability to defend themselves and that world religions can help mediate in light of their traditions. “All religions agree, with some slight differences, on the fact that vulnerable humans must be protected and that some categories - women, children, the sick, the elderly, the disabled - are more at risk than others,” said conference academic coordinator, father Joseph Tham. “But the concept of a person’s or group’s rights to be protected, as something that can be claimed from society, is not shared by Asian religions. They rather see it as a duty exercised by the family, or the peers, or society itself.” In Hinduism, for example “only a person’s inner self, the soul, was indivisible,” while “in this world view neither ‘a man’s home or his body’ was a ‘castle’ and in ‘personal’ matters affecting the self and the body, the family’s chief males made decisions for dependent members of the family,” wrote Prakash Desai, professor of clinical psychiatry at the University of Illinois in one of the papers presented at the conference. No religion except Buddhism “speaks explicitly of the human experience of bodily vulnerability,” said Ellen Zhang, a research fellow at the Centre for Applied Ethics. She quoted as an example the story of the young prince Siddhartha, who chose to set on his “journey of enlightenment” after “his ‘personal experience of seeing the ‘four passing signs, three of which are about the experience of human vulnerability: ageing, sickness, and death.”