First observation | Adhering to the direction of sinicization of religion in our country, why does the general secretary attach so much importance to this?

  After five years, the National Religious Work Conference was held again.

General Secretary Xi Jinping attended the meeting and delivered an important speech.

  The Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core attaches great importance to religious work.

Religious work is of special importance in the overall work of the party and the state.

  Religious work is so important, how to do it well?

  Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core has put forward a series of new concepts and measures on religious work, answering major theories such as how to understand religion, how to deal with religious issues, and how to do the party’s religious work in the new era. And practical issues.

This series of new ideas and measures can be summarized as "Nine Musts"——

  At this important meeting, facing the future, General Secretary Xi Jinping deployed many important tasks for doing religious work in the new era.

Adhering to the direction of the sinicization of religion in our country is not only one of the "nine musts", but also one of the important tasks for doing religious work in the new era, which shows its importance.

  Not only this National Religious Work Conference, but also during many important meetings and local inspections, General Secretary Xi Jinping repeatedly mentioned this work—

  In 2015, at the Central United Front Work Conference, the general secretary put forward the innovative thesis that "actively guide religions to adapt to the socialist society, must adhere to the direction of Sinicization";

  At the 2016 National Religious Work Conference, the general secretary emphasized "supporting the Chinese religion in adhering to the direction of sinicization";

  In 2017, "Adhere to the Sinicization of my country's Religions" was written into the report of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China;

  In 2020, at the third Central Xinjiang Work Forum, the general secretary deployed "adhere to the direction of Sinicization of Islam in Xinjiang and achieve the healthy development of religion";

On July 22, General Secretary Xi Jinping waved to tourists and local people when he inspected the Potala Palace Square.

Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Xie Huanchi

  During an inspection in Tibet in July this year, it was required to "actively guide Tibetan Buddhism to adapt to the socialist society, and promote religious harmony, social harmony, and national harmony";

On August 24, General Secretary Xi Jinping inspected Puning Temple in Chengde City, Hebei Province.

Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Li Xueren

  During an inspection in Chengde, Hebei Province in August this year, he proposed “adhere to the sinicization of our country’s religions and actively guide religions to adapt to the socialist society”;

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  The general secretary's series of important thesis on the sinicization of religion in our country provides a fundamental basis for religions to continue to adapt to the socialist society and to innovate and promote religious work.

  How to understand the importance of adhering to the sinicization of religion in our country?

The three dimensions of history, reality, and the future can be used as perspectives.

  Throughout the history of civilization, adhering to the direction of sinicization of religion in our country is an inevitable requirement for fully respecting the laws of the survival and development of religions.

There have been many religions in the world, and not many have survived to this day. Most religions disappeared in the long river of history because they did not meet the requirements of social development.

The five existing religions in my country have also undergone a complicated and tortuous process of gradually adapting to Chinese society.

  From the perspective of the practice of religious work in the new era, various national religious organizations have formulated work plans for adhering to the direction of sinicization of my country’s religions. The religious circles have made interpretations of the doctrines and regulations that meet the requirements of contemporary China’s development and progress and are in line with China’s excellent traditional culture...a series of measures, Promote religious conscious identification in politics, conscious integration in culture, and conscious adaptation in society, keeping pace with social development and the progress of the times.

  Facing the future, the Communist Party of China has united and led the Chinese people on a new road to rushing for the exam to achieve the goal of the second century of struggle.

The new journey requires all Chinese people at home and abroad to think about one place and move forward.

This requires that we adhere to the direction of sinicization of religion in our country, actively guide religions to adapt to the socialist society, unite religious believers, and maximize the strength of common struggle.

  Observe the overall situation and seek the general trend, and point out the direction.

General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important speech at the National Religious Work Conference systematically expounded the new ideas, new concepts, and strategies for religious work in the new era, and clarified the guiding ideology, strategic goals, and strategic goals for adhering to the sinicization of religions in China and doing a good job in religious work in the new era. The key tasks and policy measures are highly political, ideological, and theoretical. They are programmatic documents that guide religious work in the new era, pointing out the way forward and providing fundamental follow-ups for doing a good job in religious work in the new era.

  In his speech, the general secretary further pointed out the path of how to adhere to the direction of the sinicization of religion in our country——

  Guide and support our country’s religion to be guided by the core values ​​of socialism, and increase the recognition of religious people and believers in the great motherland, the Chinese nation, Chinese culture, the Communist Party of China, and socialism with Chinese characteristics;

  Education in patriotism, collectivism, and socialism should be carried out in religious circles, and education in party history, new China history, history of reform and opening up, and the history of socialist development should be strengthened in a targeted manner, and people in religious circles and believers should be guided to cultivate and practice socialism. Core values, promote Chinese culture.

  Constantly grasp and work hard for a long time.

  With the deepening of the sinicization of religion in our country, religious believers, together with the broad masses of the people, are uniting and fighting for the comprehensive construction of a modern socialist country and the realization of the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

  Producer: Zhao Cheng

  Planning: Zhang Xudong

  Lead writer: Wang Qi

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