State­ment of the Prob­lem

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There are var­i­ous re­li­gious norms and stan­dards in the world. It is com­pli­cated and not easy to adopt the com­mon norms and stan­dards of a par­tic­u­lar re­li­gion for all peo­ple. The world com­mu­nity norms and stan­dards are con­cerned more and more with so­cial pol­i­tics and the well be­ing of its cit­i­zens. This world com­mu­nity’s norms and stan­dards can also be a prac­ti­cal side of spir­i­tu­al­ity.

The prob­lem is that some re­li­gious groups in cer­tain coun­tries do not con­form to in­ter­na­tional stan­dards. Par­tic­u­larly in Asia, we Chris­tians are fac­ing sev­eral prob­lems in min­gling with dif­fer­ent re­li­gions among nearby and sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties. The worst prob­lem is that there are op­pres­sive rul­ing sys­tems in many coun­tries, such as dic­ta­tor­ship and mil­i­tary rul­ing sys­tem. For ex­am­ple, in Myan­mar, Chris­tian­ity fre­quently faces trou­ble when en­coun­ter­ing the ma­jor­ity Bud­dhists, which dom­i­nate the coun­try with the back­ing of the strong mil­i­tary gov­ern­ment.

Since those is­sues are en­coun­ter­ing our day-to-day life amongst dif­fer­ent so­ci­eties as we are di­verse peo­ples, how­ever, we should keep try­ing and de­vel­op­ing com­mon norms and stan­dards which are nec­es­sary for hu­man so­ci­ety. It is a big chal­lenge for our cur­rent times. In this per­spec­tive and in this sit­u­a­tion, how can the Chris­tian church can step for­ward and ex­pose our norms and stan­dards to the world

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