Address of The Most Ven. Datuk K Sri Dhammaratana, Chief High Priest of Malaysia
CEREMONY FOR THE SIGNING OF THE JOINT DECLARATION OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS AGAINST SLAVERY
Casina Pio IV, Tuesday, 2 December 2014
Put a Stop to Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking!
The truth of life is everything changes, we grow with time and embrace the changes.
In the 20th century today we have made so many advancement in science and technology, exploring space travel, developing communication points at our finger tips and reaching every corner of the globe in a touch. It is amazing to see how changes have brought so much advancement to life.
However, the truth hurts – the advancement that we grow with sadly did not reflect in humanity. We are still witnessing all the barbaric and horrifying acts of humans which should have been abandoned a long time ago.Humans have certainly advanced in technology but not spiritually. On social media, there is a broadcast of a gruesome beheading of humans, this is a current example and live evidence of what is happening right before our eyes. From this episode, it is evident how cruel and how low the morality and humanity is that after you perform such act, one can follow up to publicize it for the world to see, as though it is an episode of success. Females and children, the more vulnerable parties are seen to be the bulk of the victims, families are broken apart, parents going all out to protect their kids only to face the fact that at certain times nothing can be done. Kids not being able to live a normal life and enjoy their childhood like they should. There is no fairness, everyone has a right to live the life that they have been blessed with.
We would have thought that given the marvel of the widespread education of globalization and the great establishments of organizations that come forth to protect human
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