New Book “Not Just Good, but Beautiful” includes Abt. Takeuchi’s Lecture

With the theme of ‘The Complementary Relationship between Man and Woman’, the ‘Humanum’ International and Interreligious Colloquium was held at Synod Hall, Vatican City in November 2014, where Abt. Nissho Takeuchi, Chairman of Daiseion-Ji, was invited to make a speech as a representative of Buddhism. Today we are pleased to announce this speech is included in a newly published book ‘Not Just Good, but Beautiful‘ (Helen Alvaré et, al., Plough Publishing House).

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Not Just Good, but Beautiful

This is a collection of 16 speeches from the Colloquium. The contributors include:

  • Pope Francis is the leader of the world’s Catholics.
  • Rick Warren is Senior Pastor of Saddleback Church and author of The Purpose Driven Life
  • N.T. Wright is Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews.
  • Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks is former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
  • Johann Christoph Arnold is Senior Pastor of the Bruderhof.
  • Jacqueline C. Rivers is Director of the Seymour Institute for Black Church and Policy Studies.
  • Wael Farouq is President of The Tawasul Cultural Center, Egypt.
  • Russell D. Moore is President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.
  • Cardinal Gerhard Müller is Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
  • Sr. M. Prudence Allen is a philosophy professor and a Religious Sister of Mercy.
  • Tsui-Ying Sheng is Lecturer of Taoist Life Education at Fu-Jen Catholic University.
  • Henry B. Eyring is First Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • Dr. Kala Acharya is Director of K.J. Somaiya Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham Cultural and Research Institute.
  • Ignacio Ibarzabal is Founder and President of Grupo Solido, Argentina.
  • Bishop Jean Laffitte is Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Family.

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In an unprecedented interreligious conference in November 2014, Pope Francis and four hundred religious leaders and scholars from around the world met in Rome to explore what their diverse faiths teach about marriage and “the complementarity of man and woman.”

This book contains the most representative presentations at that closely followed event, Humanum: An International Interreligious Colloquium, which included Catholic, Evangelical, Anglican, Pentecostal, Eastern Orthodox, Anabaptist, Mormon, Jewish, Muslim, Jain, Buddhist, and Hindu delegates. Contributors bring the wisdom of their various faiths and cultures to bear on this timely issue, examining, celebrating, and illustrating the natural union of man and woman in marriage as a universal cornerstone of healthy families, communities and societies.

With broad global representation, Not Just Good, but Beautiful uses fresh language and images to highlight the beauty and benefits of marriage. Contributors do not represent political parties, but speak from their religious, intellectual, and cultural knowledge and experiences.

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