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The Sixth Interethnic Interfaith Leadership Conference

Posted on Apr 28, 2011 in Buddhist, Christian, Falun Gong, InterEthnic InterFaith Leadership Conference, Mongolia, News, Religious Freedom, Taiwan, Tibet, Topics, Uyghur | Comments Off on The Sixth Interethnic Interfaith Leadership Conference

THE SIXTH INTERETHNIC  /  INTERFAITH LEADERSHIP   CONFERENCE 第六屆族群青年領袖研習營 Cultures, Religions & Universal Values 文化,宗教,普世價值 Sponsored by Initiatives for China 公民力量 Funded by The National Endowment for Democracy Statement: The Sixth Interethnic Interfaith Leadership Conference will be held in Los Angeles, CA. This will be a close-door conference, and by invitation only. Conference Overview: The Annual Interethnic/Interfaith Leadership Conference enjoys a long tradition of building trust, understanding, and cooperation between regional, ethnic, and religious groups of contemporary China.  Given the theme of Cultures, Religions and Universal Values, the Sixth Conference will follow the assembly of our last Conference, which was held in October 2009 in Washington DC, during which a unanimous Declaration of Unity pledged “cooperation and respect for the differences between ethnic groups”. Under the guidance of trained facilitators, delegates will explore specific solutions for common obstacles to...

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The Fifth Interethnic Interfaith Leadership Conference Conclusion

Posted on Oct 19, 2009 in Buddhist, Charter 08, Christian, Falun Gong, InterEthnic InterFaith Leadership Conference, Mongolia, News, Religious Freedom, Tibet, Topics, Uyghur | Comments Off on The Fifth Interethnic Interfaith Leadership Conference Conclusion

Fifth Interethnic / Interfaith Conference Concludes with a Call for Nonviolence, Internet Freedom, and Return to the Rule of Law in China  Religious and ethnic leaders from the PRC, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao, pledge cooperation and mutual respect. (Please click here for more conference related information) Conference Highlights Keynote address by Barbara Haig, VP Programs, Planning & Evaluation, NED Private audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Mainland Han Chinese Delegates Presentation of  Charter 08 by original signatories to the Honorable Thaddeus McCotter, Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee Seminars on nonviolence and Internet freedom Heritage Foundation forum on religious and ethnic tensions in the PRC Statement of commitment to nonviolence and cooperation Dalai Lama Holds Private Audience with Han Chinese Delegates from the Mainland. His Holiness The Dalai Lama held a private audience with Han Chinese...

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The Fifth Interethnic Interfaith Leadership Final Statement

Posted on Oct 19, 2009 in Buddhist, Charter 08, Christian, Falun Gong, InterEthnic InterFaith Leadership Conference, Mongolia, News, Religious Freedom, Tibet, Topics, Uyghur | Comments Off on The Fifth Interethnic Interfaith Leadership Final Statement

The Fifth Interethnic / Interfaith Leadership Conference Washington, D.C. October 8-10 Leaders of ethnic and religious groups of China to convene for three-day conference to promote understanding, respect, and cooperation. (Please click here for more conference related information) We, the delegates to the FIFTH INTERETHNIC / INTERFAITH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE, reflecting the diversity of regional, religious, and ethnic groups under the rule of the People’s Republic of China, do declare our support for the following principles, which will govern our words and actions as we pursue our common desire to bring justice, the rule of law, and mutual respect for us all: Commitment to nonviolence and peaceful discourse in the expression and pursuit of our rights and freedoms as human beings, distinct nations, and religious groups Rejection of Inflammatory, demonizing, and divisive rhetoric,which only breeds violence and mistrust Cooperation in...

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Opening Remarks, Fifth Interethnic/Interfaith Conference

Posted on Oct 8, 2009 in Buddhist, Christian, Falun Gong, InterEthnic InterFaith Leadership Conference, Mongolia, News, Publications, Religious Freedom, Tibet, Topics, Uyghur | Comments Off on Opening Remarks, Fifth Interethnic/Interfaith Conference

Oct. 8, 2009 ,Washington D.C. Many of us have traveled great distances to be here today, but all of us have traveled even further mentally to make this conference possible.  The tensions and hostilities that have divided us are like so many open wounds on the body of our common cause.  Only by healing these wounds will we march strongly towards the horizon where the dawn of freedom, truth, equality and peace for us all will one day break. No matter whom you sit here representing, you have been victimized by the Chinese Communist Party.  Tibetans, Uyghurs, Mongolians, and Han; Christians, Fa Lungong, and Muslims; all have suffered, and all now suffer, at the hands of this cruel regime.  The people of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, their freedoms are being compromised by its political and economic intimidation. The...

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The Fifth Interethnic Interfaith Leadership Conference Press Release

Posted on Sep 23, 2009 in Buddhist, Charter 08, Christian, Falun Gong, InterEthnic InterFaith Leadership Conference, Mongolia, News, Religious Freedom, Tibet, Topics, Uyghur | Comments Off on The Fifth Interethnic Interfaith Leadership Conference Press Release

The Fifth Interethnic / Interfaith Leadership Conference Set for Washington, D.C. October 8-10 Leaders of ethnic and religious groups of China to convene for three-day conference to promote understanding, respect, and cooperation. (Please click here for more conference related information) Conference convenes as the  Peoples Republic of China marks its 60th Anniversary and President Obama and President Hu Jintao of China prepare for November Summit. Washington, DC. September 17, 2009. On behalf of the sponsors and cosponsors, Initiatives for China announced today that the Fifth Interethnic / Interfaith Leadership Conference will be held at Trinity Washington University, October 8-10. A year in  planning and under the theme of “Advancing the Quest for Understanding and Cooperation,” delegates from the rainbow of ethnic and religious groups of contemporary China will explore their common humanity and mutual goals in the quest for...

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The Fifth Interethnic Interfaith Leadership Conference Overview

Posted on Aug 26, 2009 in Buddhist, Christian, Falun Gong, Forced Eviction, InterEthnic InterFaith Leadership Conference, Mongolia, News, Prisoners of Conscience, Religious Freedom, Rule of Law in China, Tibet, Topics, Uyghur | Comments Off on The Fifth Interethnic Interfaith Leadership Conference Overview

The Fifth Interethnic / Interfaith Leadership Conference Set for Washington, D.C. October 8-10 Leaders of ethnic and religious groups of China to convene for three-day conference to promote understanding, respect, and cooperation. (Please click here for more conference related information) Conference convenes as the  Peoples Republic of China marks its 60th Anniversary and President Obama and President Hu Jintao of China prepare for November Summit. OVERVIEW The Interethnic/Interfaith Leadership Conference enjoys a long tradition of building understanding and cooperation among regional, religious, and ethnic groups of contemporary China. The inspiration of Harvard Fellow, Dr. Yang Jianli, the first Interethnic conference was held in 2000. The Fourth Conference was held in November, 2008 at Harvard University. This conference culminated in an unprecedented Declaration of Unity whereby the delegates pledged cooperation and respect in pursuit of their common goal of a...

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Yang Jianli’s Speech at the Rally Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Tiananmen

Posted on Jun 4, 2009 in Buddhist, Charter 08, Christian, Falun Gong, International Relations, Liu Xiaobo's Case, News, Prisoners of Conscience, Publications, Religious Freedom, Tiananmen Anniversaries | Comments Off on Yang Jianli’s Speech at the Rally Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Tiananmen

West Lawn of Capitol Hill, Washington DC, USA “You shall know the truth and the truth will make you free.” After the passage of twenty years, there are those who wish to cloud the legacy of Tiananmen by saying that democracy has many faces and Western style democracy is not for China. Some even say that the Chinese people do not want democracy. Some say that for the sake of stability China needs a strong single party government. Any logical analysis of this reasoning quickly reveals it as self serving rhetoric designed to rationalize the illegitimacy of absolute power. If one accepts this logic, then one must also accept the concept of slavery. The some people actually desire to be slaves. That one human being actually has the right to tell another human being how to think, how to...

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