Citizens Demanding for Peace and Democracy in Myanmar

Webinar #4:

Looking at the Myanmar Issue from the Coming Relief Work on the Thai-Myanmar Border

May 27, 2021

7:30 – 9:00 pm Japan Standard Time

Simultaneous translation from English to Japanese

See the webinar recording here in English & Japanese

Guest Speaker: Somboon “Moo” Chungprampree, Executive Secretary of the International Network of Engaged Buddhists

A stand off at Sule Pagoda, the symbolic center of past democratic protests

The International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB) with headquarters in Bangkok is a network of Buddhists around the world working on social issues. Concerning Myanmar, it developed a variety of linkages and activities even before the 2011 transition from military rule to democratic government and has since continued to support grassroots based democracy activities and educational work based in Buddhist teachings.

Just after the coup d’etat occurred on February 9th of this year, INEB released a statement saying in part, “We are deeply concerned that reconciliation be achieved and the restoration of democratic processes occur through nonviolent means.” Since then, INEB has developed a variety of aid activities to support those who have been standing up to the military dictatorship. Since April, they have put energy into providing aid for those who have evacuated to the border with Thailand as well as initiating a project to support monks and nuns active in the civil disobedience movement. In tonight’s webinar, we want to consider the prospects and needs for such aid work and how we can all together confront the situation in Myanmar.

Co-hosted by the AYUS International Network for Buddhist Cooperation and the Japan Network of Engaged Buddhists (JNEB)

For inquiries in English, contact JNEB Coordinator Jonathan Watts: wattsj[at]jneb.net

日本語の情報はこちらへ

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