Religion and Beliefs
As the largest Asian new religious movements in their respective countries, Daesoon Jinrihoe (native to Korea) and Caodaism (native to Vietnam) have become a united global spiritual force for bringing peace, harmony, and moral order to humanity during the 21st century. This paper comparatively examines how these two religions emerged in their native countries and have pursued their shared aspirations for “religious glocalization.” It contextualizes these religions within socio-historical perspectives, drawing data from historical archives, temple publications, interviews, and participant observation. The paper highlights Daesoon Jinrihoe’s and Caodaism’s common historical roots, beliefs and practices, and structural developments. It also emphasizes their moral compass for innovative transformations and interventions in addressing contemporary global social ills.