Thai Inter Religious Commission for Development was formed in 1979 and has published its Newsletters since 1983. We now feel that the Newsletter should appear in a more permanent form twice annually.
In 1976 the Buddhist Association of Thailand produced Seeds of Peace as suppliment to its annual Visakha Puja. Unfortunately only two issues were published and it was discontinued.
We feel that we ought to preserve that name, as religious development should be for peace and justice. It must have peace on its aim and its means. And in this violent world, the more we sow the seeds of peace, the better it is to lessen suffering and to build harmony, reconciliation and happiness.
in 1976 the name Seeds of Peace was given to us by the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Buddhist monk from Vietnam, who is now in France. He is active in the International Fellowship for Reconcitiation. His articles, poems and essays appeared in Buddhist and Christian publications alike.Vol.2-No.2-May-2529-1986