The Buddhist Peace Fellowship - Tampa Bay Message Board › Action alert to support monks and nuns in Burma
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From: Maia Duerr <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: September 24, 2007 4:54:52 PM EDT
Subject: [Bpf Chapters] Urgent Action Alert: Burma
To: BPF Chapters and Friends
This will go out momentarily to the whole BPF enewsletter list. Please share this with your chapters/groups. Many thanks to Judy and Neil of the NYC chapter for the idea about lighting candles and displaying a sign in solidarity with the monks and nuns in Burma.
We'll continue to keep you posted on this... and let us know if your chapters are taking actions we should know about.
Sept 24, 07:
Two Actions You Can Take to Support the Monks and Nuns of Burma
For the last week, thousands of Burmese monks have marched against the repressive Burmese military regime in cities across that nation. They have recently been joined by Buddhist nuns and the public. This is the largest public demonstration against the junta in nearly 20 years. Over the past couple of days, the situation is getting more tense as the Myanmar military junta has warned that it is prepared to crack down on the Buddhist monks.
The situation in Burma requires our urgent attention. Your support for the monks and nuns there will make a big difference to the people of Burma (Myanmar).
Here are two actions you can take now:
1) Our friends at the Buddhist Channel have initiated a global petition to garner support for the Holy Sangha. Please go to the petition and follow the instructions given. This page also includes address information for the Myanmar (Burmese) Embassy in a number of countries.
2) Light a candle and place it in your window every night this week, along with this sign in support of the nonviolent protest. And please spread the word. The sign is also attached below as a PDF document in case this link doesn't work.
Please visit the BPF website for more information: