The revered Korean Dharma master and social activist Venerable Pomnyun Sunim (법륜스님) was invited to be a keynote speaker at the the 20th New Korea Forum, which was hosted by interfaith NGO the Korea Religions Association in Seoul on 13 July. In an insightful and perceptive examination of the prevailing geopolitical climate in the region, Ven. Pomnyun Sunim delivered a talk titled “Addressing Rising Tensions on the Korean Peninsula: Pathways to Peace.”
The New Korea Forum is a monthly conference that invites prominent social figures and leaders to address various topics related to peace and unification of the Korean Peninsula, to discuss national development, and to push initiatives working toward the establishment of peace worldwide.
“Tensions are escalating on the Korean Peninsula, and the risk of war has reached an alarming level. We need to find a breakthrough,” Ven. Pomnyun Sunim observed during an informal conversation ahead of his keynote address. “Ideally, persuading the South Korean government to address this crisis would be the best course of action. If that’s not possible, an alternative approach would be to persuade the United States to improve its relations with North Korea as a means to resolve this crisis. If that doesn’t work, we could explore the possibility of engaging in discussions with Japan.”
▶️ Published by BDG on July 19, 2023