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INTERFAITH
DIALOGUE

The Krishna Community Switzerland has been actively involved in interreligious dialogue for many years. We are also pleased to represent Hinduism (Gaudiya Vaishnavatum) at their event and to come into contact with people of other faiths.

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THE ISKCON

AND OTHER

RELIGIONS

In ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness), we view love for a Supreme Personal God as the purest form of religious expression and honor this love for God in other theistic traditions. Similarly, we acknowledge paths of genuine self-realization where the concept of a personal deity may not explicitly appear. We also value other communities and organizations that pursue humanitarian, ethical, and moral standards for the benefit of human society.

In ISKCON, we see dialogue among our members and people of other faiths as an opportunity to listen to each other, develop mutual understanding and trust, and share values and beliefs while respecting the commitment of others to their faith.

ISKCON is convinced that no religion has a monopoly on truth, God's revelation, or personal relationship with God.

Srila Prabhupada, founder of ISKCON, in his commentary on Srimad Bhagavatam 4.22.24:

"… anidaya (avoiding defamation), we should not criticize the religious practices of others. Instead of criticizing such systems, a God-conscious person will encourage the followers to adhere to their principles."

Religions should not merge, but we can develop respectful and diverse relationships with each other.

GUIDELINES

FOR DIALOGUE

Humility, respect, honesty, good behavior.

The main goal is to build genuine friendships that promote understanding of each other's perspectives.

Listen to and appreciate the explanations of members from other faiths.

Allow members of other religious communities to define themselves through their own language and culture. Avoid categorizing them and thus refrain from comparing their religious practices with your own ideals.

Respect the dietary habits, clothing, rituals, and manners of others.

Do not feel the need to convert religious individuals during conversations.

‍Contact Person
‍Kṛṣṇa Premarūpa Dasa

+41 (0) 77 434 01 59
krishnapremarupa@gmail.com

More information on Krishna Premarupa's website:

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