Tübingen/Peking (pius.info/KNA) The Tübingen theologian Hans Küng founded controversial project "Weltethos" [World Ethos], has extended itself to China.
At the end of October the University of Peking has opened its own "Weltethos-Institute". There is a planned collaboration with the Tübingen Weltethos-Institute, along with the Eberhard Karls University.
The center will inform people by way of science and instruction of a global social ethos and a common basis of people's values, excluding the true religion.
During the opening in China's capital, Küng said that an ethical orientation above peoples and religious boundaries is more important than ever before in a globalizing world.
The Rector of Tübingen University, Bernd Engler, spoke of a "new chapter in the cooperation between Germany and China". The new institute may establish further bridges between Germany and China and participate in a better understanding between the cultures.
The Peking Research Center will be financed by German businessman Karl Schlecht, who also enabled the Tübingen establishment and a Chinese mechanical engineering company.
Behind the world ethos research is the Weltethos Foundation, which was brought to life by Küng
in 1995. The Foundation strives to make a consensus of religions in questions of values.
In that respect it works for the establishment of a new, worldwide value codex (Ethos), in which all religions are included.
These new world commandments are directed to brotherhood and peace. In this respect ever individual may include his own personal image of God and his personal convictions, equally, in whichever religion he feels he belongs.
This idea is identical with the Freemasonry in 18th century established a world brotherhood without the benefit of a true religion based on Christ.
Seminal in this connection is the part of John 18:37. There, Christ stood before PIlate accused by the high priests and scribes, he answered, " For this was I born, and for this came I into the world; that I should give testimony to the truth."
About to the idea of a peace independent of the truth Christ addressed himself to this statement saying: "For that I was brought into the world, to give evidence for brotherhood."
For further reading: The most recent entry was concerned principally with the phenomenon of Freemasonry and the penetration of these ideas into the Catholic Church.
Link to piusbruderschaft.de...