(Reporter Mao Lijun) On November 2nd, the National Committee of the CPPCC Nationalities and Religions held the second symposium of members of the religious circles this year to reflect social conditions and public opinion.
The meeting was chaired by Director Zhu Weiqun, and Deputy Directors Ma Yinglin, Ma Tieshan, Wang Xueren, Bai Ma, Ren Farong, Fu Xianwei, Xiao Min (resident), Yang Song, and more than 10 members of the Standing Committee and members of the religious community participated.
At the symposium, the members reflected some long-standing difficulties in the religious field, such as the weak construction of grassroots patriotic religious groups, the difficulty of resolving the problems left over from the history of religious real estate, the difficulty of confirming the rights of land and houses in religious venues, and the repeated prohibition of accumulating money through education. It reflects some new situations and new problems, such as the lack of supervision on online missionary activities, the urgent need to regulate foreign-related religious exchanges, and the increase in illegal religious activities in some places. In response to these situations and problems, members proposed specific opinions and suggestions, hoping that localities will further implement the spirit of the National Conference on Religious Work, safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of the religious community in accordance with the law, effectively combat illegal religious activities in accordance with the law, and help all religions strengthen the building of grassroots patriotic groups. Strengthen grass-roots religious work.
Zhu Weiqun said that the holding of a forum for members of the ethnic and religious circles to reflect social conditions and public opinion has become a distinctive task for the commission. It has been held three times this year, once in the ethnic circles and twice in the religious circles. At each symposium, members made careful preparations and in-depth thoughts. The issues reflected were very specific and the suggestions made were concrete and actionable. In recent years, members of the religious circles have participated in the discussion of politics and reflected the sentiment of the public. They have not only broadened their views on issues related to the religious field, but also on the public affairs of many countries. The quality and level of their opinions have significantly improved, and have important reference values. Some opinions and suggestions It has received great attention from the central leadership and relevant departments. It is hoped that the members will continue to conduct in-depth investigations and studies, and through the democratic channels of the CPPCC, timely reflect the opinions and demands of the religious people they contact, and assist the party and government in the religious work in the new situation.