First of all, we would like to send our condolences to family and friends of Venetia Walkey, who served on the board of INEB since its inception. Venetia was a dedicated Buddhist who supported various initiatives that aimed to create a better society, especially through the field of arts.

As we approach the last 4 months of this year, we are planning to conduct various programs and activities in order to engage and involve more dynamic activists, the socially engaged Buddhist community and the wider public audience. The following are brief descriptions of these activities -INEB 2017 – 2027 The Way Forward: Engaged Buddhists for a Coming Decade – this is the main overarching program for INEB to strategize its own framework and focus for the next 10 years. There are a number of thematic areas that we would like to focus on in this period, such as – Supporting Bhikkhunis, the Marginalized Buddhists Network, Platform for Inter-Buddhist Dialogue, Buddhism and Conflict Transformation, Asian Buddhists for Child Protection, Buddhist Economics, Inter-religious Climate and Ecology Network, Eco-temple Community Development, Building Community Religious Leadership, and the INEB Institute of Higher Education.

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