Austria: Global Ethic Conferences


Prepared by UPF Austria

The Peace Academy Linz and Universal Peace Federation Upper Austria hosted three events on the theme: What connects the religions of the world?

The former Catholic ecumenical theologian Hans Küng initiated the idea of a Global Ethic.

In his book, he recognizes and describes that the ethic principles of all religions are very similar and can be summarized by two main statements and four ethical laws.

Mag. Maria Pammer, UPF-Upper Austria, greeted the guests and guided through the program and Paul J. Ettl MBA (Director of the Peace Academy Linz) gave the presentation at three evening events on the following themes:

  • February 16, 2017: The World parliament of religions and the Global Ethic Project
  • March 2, 2017: The World Religions Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese Religions, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and Bahai
  • March 16, 2017: Human Rights, the Golden Rule, the Four Ethical Laws and the Relationship between Ethics and Religion.

In total 87 participants, representatives of different religions, followed Mr. Ettl’s presentations with great interest over the three evenings. After a refreshment break, a dialogue was held where everyone made valuable contributions.

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