The Museum of World Religions

  • 07 April, 2018
  • jvantrieste
Curious John

In a busy corner of New Taipei next to the noise and bustle of a big shopping center is a quiet retreat. Inside, the light of day and the thrum of traffic disappears into a series of dimmed corridors meant to inspire a spiritual calm. This is the Museum of World Religions, a celebration of faiths from around the globe that emphasizes religious harmony and the humanity that people of different beliefs share. The museum is the brainchild of a Buddhist monk, but Buddhism is not placed above other faiths. A wide range of traditions are introduced here, and interestingly for visitors, so too is their place in today’s Taiwan. This week, I’ve visited the museum to explore Taiwan’s religious diversity.