Mission, Aims and Objectives
The BCV provides a voice for its members and engaged with Buddhist Communities through programs aligned with the principles of the Buddha Dhamma, for the benefits of Buddhist and all wider communities of Victoria.
Aims and Objectives
- To liaise with local, State, and Commonwealth Government departments on behalf of its members
- To keep a watchful eye and take appropriate action in the cases of prejudice, misinformation, disadvantage and insult to member organisations or to Buddhism in general.
- To assist in the resolution of disputes between member organisations, if mutually invited, by arranging independent mediation.
- To foster a spirit of fellowship, co-operation, friendship and goodwill between all Buddhist groups in Victoria.
- To facilitate the exchange of information and resources between members regarding their respective activities.
- To serve as a forum for the discussion of matters of common interest to members.
- To cooperate with other religious groups, to work for peace and harmony through inter-religious cooperation.
- To facilitate the representation of Buddhism and Buddhist groups in inter-religious organisations and activities.
- To support and promote the development of social welfare activities.
- To encourage the development and dissemination of education resources on Buddhism in Victoria.
- To conduct training programs on Buddhist youth leadership and community service.
- To facilitate community service as required. To organise and/or sponsor public talks, forums and seminars on Buddhism and other related subjects.
- To produce publications on Buddhism.
- To direct and channel media and other enquiries to the relevant members and sources of information.
- To express the Buddhist perspective on social and ethical matters.
- To develop a Buddhist library and resource centre.