An International Roundtable on Reconciliation and Peacebuilding: The Role of Buddhism and Other Religious Traditions Truth, Justice, and Healing in Post-Conflict Asian Societies
World Conference of Religions for Peace (Religions for Peace)
United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
15-16 March 2011 | Singapore
The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and Religions for Peace co-sponsored the high-level International Roundtable on “The Role of Religions in Advancing Reconciliation and Peacebuilding in Post-Conflict Societies”, which was successfully held in Singapore on 15-16 March.
The roundtable brought together religious leaders from 10 countries across Asia. These religious leaders, all working in the frontlines of reconciliation and peacebuilding through Religions for Peace affiliated interreligious councils, were given a precious opportunity to share their experiences and challenges and to learn from each other. An additional closed meeting for Buddhist delegates allowed participants to specifically focus and discuss Buddhist perspective on reconciliation, forgiveness, and transitional justice in post conflict societies.
*The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) provides the analysis, training and tools that help to prevent, manage and end violent international conflicts, promote stability and professionalize the field of peacebuilding. To learn more about USIP, visit their website at www.usip.org
USIP’s glossary of peacebuilding terms: http://glossary.usip.org/resources
Photos of the event can be seen at http://www.flickr.com/photos/religionsforpeace/sets/72157626207789475/
An article about the event published in ChannelNewsAsia can be found at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1116686/1/.html
The dialogue-session with the Foreign Minister is posted by the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://www.viddler.com/explore/mfasingapore/videos/61/