Sulak Sivaraksa has dedicated nearly 30 years of his life – besides his activism and writing as the editor of Seeds of Peace, which he initiated in1985. Almost 100 issues of this journal have been published, covering a wide range of social, political, cultural and environmental concerns, and highlighting good practices from around the world. Many articles published in Seeds of Peace have explored core problems and values of many countries, and at regional and global levels, but especially Siam. He was almost jailed after publishing a critical article on lese majeste, which illustrated clearly his moral courage. Therefore, this year, we celebrated Ajarn Sulak’s 80th birthday with the theme of ‘A Man Who Plants Wisdom’. Many of his friends from around the world have sent emails comfirming thes fact.
Ajarn Sulak has asked me to take over the editorial role of this journal from this issue onward. It is a challenge for me to take this role, which is not my field of strength, and besides, I will always have to live up to the comparison of the previous editor, Sulak! But I took this role as a learning process for me. I am not a professional editor but am willing to learn. Please bear with me and help by giving any suggestions and contributions for the improvement of this journal, so that it may play role in planting wisdom in society.Vol.29-No.2-May.-Aug.-2556-2013