Deegalle, M (2015) 'Hospitality, religious respect and historical recognition of non-Buddhist minorities in Sri Lanka.' In: De Silva, K.M, ed. Ethnic conflict in Buddhist societies in south and southeast Asia: the politics behind religious rivalries. International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Colombo, pp. 143-156. ISBN 9789555801652

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This chapter examines a key Buddhist concept, Loving-kindness (metta) and its relevance in developing inclusive public policies. It discusses hospitality in Theravada Buddhist traditions and historical cases in which Buddhists took active role in protecting religious minorities such as Muslims and Roman Catholics when they were persecuted by colonialists.

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