Buddhism & Religious Freedom
  • Jul 22, 2020 7:00 pm
  • 52:45 mins

American Sutra Guest: Duncan Ryuken Williams, Director, USC School of Religion Buddhist Japanese-Americans incarcerated during WWII made makeshift altars and used the light of the army search lights to continue practicing their religion. Their resilience inspires us to preserve the American value of religious freedom. Religious Collaboration Guest: Azza Karam, Secretary General, Religions for Peace; former Senior Advisor on Culture and Social Development, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); former Coordinator/Chair, United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Religion and Development In the past, religion wasn't regarded as a crucial part of peacekeeping. Actually, religious organization working for peace predate our modern cooperative efforts like the United Nations. They've been the "first responders" in times of crisis on the local and international levels.