Social Role of Religions Stressed in Hebei "Conference on Religion and Ethics"

March 16, 2005

The Catholic Faith Institute, the Protestant Amity Foundation, and several European NGOs recently sponsored a "Conference on Religion and Ethics" in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, according to reports from Union of Catholic Asian News. The event drew participants from the five government-recognized religions, more than 50 scholars, and the head of the provincial United Front Work Department. Participants spoke, among other topics, on the role the religions play in promoting morality, ethical behavior, and social stability, as well as their role in providing necessary social services.