China’s top political advisor urges Taoists to contribute to social harmony

Published on english Xinhuanet, June 23, 2010.

BEIJING, June 23 (Xinhua) — China’s top political advisor, Jia Qinglin, Wednesday called on the country’s Taoists to contribute to social harmony.

Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, made the call at a meeting with the newly elected leaders of the China Taoist Association.

He urged the association to promote and adapt the ideals of harmony embodied in classic Taoist works to socialist society … //  

… The association began its three-day eighth national congress on Monday and elected 16 leaders, including association president Ren Farong.

The Beijing-based association was established in April 1957. (full text).

Links:

Taoism / Daoism, explained on Religous Tolerance.org, Ontario;

Famous Taoists, on China.org.cn,

Taoism on wikipedia;

Dyer, Wayne: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao;

Hoff, Benjamin: The Tao of Pooh;

Wilde, Stuart;

Taoism Virtual Library;

Taoist Texts at the Internet Sacred Text Archive;

Patheos Library – Taoism;

Taoism Initiation Page, Online resources for home study and practice.

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