A Case Study on The Influence of Buddhism on Multiculturalism

  • Lim Hui Ling china
Keywords: Case Study, Influence

Abstract

Multiculturalism is cultural diversity in which different race and
ethnic groups come together in the society with their own cultural heritage and beliefs. The main question for discussion in this paper is: Is Buddhism the root for development in a multicultural society? In the following sections, we
explore how Buddhism and culture influence each other as they evolve with time. Through the lens on Singapore’s way to multiculturalism, we draw
important lessons from the integration efforts of its ethnic and racial communities,
formulation of practical national policies and social measures that focus on
justice and equality, and establishment of a common national identity
regardless of language, race or religion. Of course, the social development of multicultural diversity is related to different practices in different cultural
context and cultural expression. However, since culture is not purely based on religion and a multicultural society is made up of various ethnic and religious elements, it is difficult to determine that Buddhism is the root of multiculturalism for societal development.

Published
2020-01-27
How to Cite
Ling, L. H. (2020). A Case Study on The Influence of Buddhism on Multiculturalism. Lanna Journal of Buddhist Studies and Cultures, 1(1). Retrieved from https://firstojs.com/index.php/LJBSC/article/view/235