Todd Sears: Religious pluralism offers a model of how diversity works best in Hong Kong

“In 2014, the Pew Research Center found that Hong Kong is one of the ten most diverse countries or territories in the world — when it comes to religion.

Indeed, when it comes to faith, Hong Kong is remarkable – an officially secular city-state defined by religious pluralism, where many faiths interact and coexist. Here, many religiously unaffiliated people live beside practitioners of Chinese folk religions, Buddhists, and believers of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.

It’s a beautiful thing to see. Religious pluralism offers a model of how diversity works best in Hong Kong.

My organization, Out Leadership, is interested in understanding Hong Kong’s diversity style because it provides a model for how the city could handle LGBT inclusion, which positively benefits economies, and would burnish Hong Kong’s image internationally.”

Read more from Todd Sears, writing in the Huffington Post