Buddhist Peacebuilders and Fresh Challenges in Asia

Fundamentalism and extremism occur in many religious traditions and are the topic of much reflection in contemporary policy and academic circles. Buddhism, however, is far better known for its emphasis on inner peace, non-violence, reflection, and moderation. Buddhist leader Arjan Sulak Sivaraksa has a long association with Engaged Buddhist networks and is a passionate advocate for education and peace. He will reflect on recent violence and polarization of views within Southeast Asian Buddhist communities, especially in Myanmar and Sri Lanka, as well as Buddhist teachings on peacebuilding and how leaders in the region should respond to the current crises.

The Berkley Center’s Katherine Marshall will moderate. Lunch will be provided.

Seeds of Peace

Seeds of Peace : A Buddhist Vision for Renewing Society.

The international magazine, Seeds of peace is published thrice annually in January, May and September, in order to promote the aims and objectives of the Thai Inter-Religious Commission for Development (TICD) and the Spirit in Education Movement (SEM) as well as the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB). In order to subscribe a $50/year donation is suggested. Personal checks from the UK, US, and Euro are accepted.

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 Vol.33 No.2 May-August. 2560 (2017)