From Religions for Peace USA
THE FIFTH RELIGIONS FOR PEACE USA WEBINAR
The situation with Korean Security involves serious human rights violations, missile buildup, and nuclear weapon proliferation concerns that threaten global peace. Everybody has to do their part, including people of faith and their religious communities.
Religions for Peace conducts both Track II and Track 1.5 diplomacy and has formal and informal cooperative engagements with dozens of governments. With careful leadership and facilitation from Ven. Dr. Chung Ohun Lee of Won Buddhists International, representatives from each country met this past June in remote Indonesia in preparation for a longer and more structured dialogue at the IXth World Assembly of Religions for Peace in Vienna in November. Citizen diplomacy gets to the hearts and minds of the people, to their religious sensibilities, above and beyond the political, diplomatic, and military conditions.
Religions for Peace USA is happy to announce that the fifth RFPUSA Webinar will include Ven. Dr. Chung Ohun Lee addressing Track II Diplomacy on Korean Security. This Webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, October 30th, at 3:00 PM ET.
Please RSVP here.
Religions for Peace has a history of making a difference when political and diplomatic processes reach an impasse. Going back to the 1960s, Religions for Peace, for example, has made a hallmark of such second-order diplomacy and dialogue in places like Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Bosnia, Iraq, Kosovo, and now Syria. Religious leaders can continue in conversation when political leaders feel they cannot, creating informal ways of opening avenues and understanding. Religious communities stay the long test of time, while governments may come and go. Translated, this means that religions can offer stability and social cohesion, as well as moral agency and urgency.
We look forward to seeing you on the Webinar on October 30th, at 3:00 pm Eastern time!
Ed. (March 2017): Watch the webinar here