Practice of moral education needed for communal harmony: Speakers tell interfaith dialogue
Speakers at a dialogue in Rajshahi today emphasised the need for increasing practices of moral education and inter-community relations for ensuring communal harmony and tolerance in societies.
They said the government should chalk out programmes to educate students -- starting from the primary level -- on the code of conduct online and on social media.
The Asia Foundation organised the interfaith dialogue held at Chez Razzak Suites in Rajshahi city with the foundation's programme manager Taherul Islam in the chair, reports our Rajshahi staff correspondent.
Cultural personality Monira Rahman Mithi conducted the dialogue where over 50 clerics from different communities including Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Bahai took part.
Representatives of Santal and transgender communities, teachers of Rajshahi University and journalists also participated.
They discussed roles of religious clerics, women and young men for establishing communal harmony and tolerance in societies.
RU teacher Prof Prodip Kumar Pandey said communal harmony could be established by accelerating economic activities and ensuring people's access to moral education.
He also said that interfaith dialogues are helpful in enhancing relations among communities.
Prof Rabiul Islam of the same university said people now have access to the internet from an early age. They need to know the code of conduct as they can be safe and keep others around them safe from harmful activities.