Synthesis Dialogues: Documents


Participant Biographies 2004: Download PDF or Download .Doc
AGNT Leader Biographies: Download .Doc


The Issue of Tibet
What Shall We Do? Our Awakened Response to World Crisis
• Nurturing Spiritual Community
• The Golden Bridge to Compassionate Activism
• Globalization, Sustainability and the Developing World
• Interfaith Movements as Vehicles for Intercultural Transformation
• Alliances for Leadership, Media, and Education
• Power--It's Role in Structural Violence

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The Issue of Tibet


Introductory Message From Thubten Samphel

Information Secretary
Office of Tibet

There are a number of issues which are of grave concern to us. All the issues which are of great concern to us are issued in the form of press releases. Please visit and particularly the news flash segment which archive all our current releases. This will give you an idea of the range of issues of immense concern to us and on which we certainly like the international attention and discussion...

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"My Nation is Dying"

By Michael Toms, On the occasion of the 225th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence (July 4, 2001)

The title comes from remarks made on June 30, 2001 by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama of Tibet, in Trent, Italy at the Synthesis Dialogues II, * when he spoke about the harsh reality facing his homeland because of the Chinese occupation. All the weight of more than 40 years of having to deal with an on-going application of genocidal policies by the Chinese government is inherent in these four simple, yet powerful, words. Personally, my heart was touched deeply, and once more I found myself asking, “What more can I do to save Tibet and its extraordinary Buddhist culture?” Exploring this inner query leads me to realize that, “My Nation is dying.” The United States of America is, as I perceive it, out of touch with its original vision...



Dear Comrades

By Minnie Cancellaro

It may strike you as presumptuous for an uninvited outsider to address the Standing Committee of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party's Politburo. Through long experience in China, I am well aware of the sensitive reaction to foreigners appearing to "interfere" in "internal affairs."

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What Shall We Do? Our Awakened Response to World Crisis

Strike against Terror

by Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk working for peace. He has a few books, simple but deep, semi Buddhist, semi Christian.

Terror is in the human heart. We must remove this terror from the heart. Destroying the human heart, both physically and psychologically, is what we should avoid. The root of terrorism should be identified so that it can be removed...




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