Welcome to the Asia-Pacific Interfaith Network

Trika - InterfaithThe Asia-Pacific Interfaith Network (APIN) has been established to promote interfaith contact and foster mutual understanding, respect and collaboration among the followers of the various world religions.

To achieve this goal, APIN seeks to promote links among organisations that share a similar vision.  The Network promotes interfaith events throughout the Asia-Pacific region and encourages close co-operation and support among the members in the network. 

Religious and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and other agencies which support inter-religious dialogue as part of their charter are welcome to apply to join the Asia-Pacific Interfaith Network. 

The conditions for membership are:

Potential members must (1) demonstrate a commitment to promoting respect and tolerance of all faith traditions,  (2) support interfaith education and activities, (3) be politically neutral, and (4) not engage in proselytism.

Membership benefits include: networking with other interfaith groups in the Asia-Pacific, regular receipt of the APIN Newsletter, and an opportunity to announce forthcoming inter-religious programs and events.

Expressions of Interest in becoming a member of the Asia-Pacific Interfaith Network should be forwarded to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

APIN supports Golden Rule Poster

 The Asia-Pacific Interfaith Network is happy to support interfaith dialogue through use of the Golden Rule Poster, promoted by Scarboro Missions in Canada.







Baha'i Faith

Lay not on any soul a load that you would not wish to be laid upon you, and desire not for anyone the things you would not desire for yourself.

Baha'u'llah, Gleanings






Treat not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.

The Buddha, Udana-Varga 5.18






In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.

Jesus, Matthew 7:12






One word which sums up the basis of all good conduct....loving-kindness. Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself.

Confucius, Analects 15.23






This is the sum of duty: do not do to others what would cause pain if done to you.

Mahabharata 5:1517






Not one of you truly believes until you wish for others
what you wish for yourself.

The Prophet Muhammad, Hadith






One should treat all creatures in the world as one would like to be treated.

Mahavira, Sutrakritanga 1.11.33






What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbour. This is the whole Torah; all the rest is commentary. Go and learn it.

Hillel, Talmud, Shabbath 31a





 North American Native Spirituality

We are as much alive as we keep the earth alive.

Chief Dan George






I am a stranger to no one; and no one is a stranger to me.
Indeed, I am a friend to all.

Guru Granth Sahib, p.1299






Regard your neighbour's gain as your own gain and your neighbour's loss as your own loss.

Lao Tzu, T'ai Shang Kan Ying P'ien, 213-218







We affirm and promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Unitarian principle






Do not do unto others whatever is injurious to yourself.

Shayast-na-Shayast 13.29

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Acknowledgements: This original English version was prepared by Paul McKenna.

Published by Scarboro Missions (Toronto, Canada)
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