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The Venerable Pomnyun Sunin

The Conversations about World Affairs lecture series features a variety of speakers talking about a specific world issue or region of the world. The series continues at 7 pm tonight, Nov 8, in the International House with a presentation by The Venerable Pomnyun Sunim, chairperson of The Peace Foundation and chairperson of Good Friends: Centre for Peace, Human Rights, and Refugees. He will lecture about North Korean Refugees and human rights. A reception will follow the presentation. 

Sunim was born in South Korea in 1953 and grew up in a time when North and South Korea were in major turmoil. As a Buddhist monk and leader of South Korea’s Jung-To (or Blessed Land) Society, he has advanced the cause of reconciliation. His organization, Good Friends, strives to implement peace and human rights to displaced people in Asia and other nations worldwide. In 2002, Venerable Pomnyun Sunim was elected to receive the 2002 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Peace and International Understanding.

For more info on the presentation, click here to visit the International House Web site.