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World religious leaders in Bangkok live worldwide webcast June 12, 2002

From Worldwide Faith News <>
Date Tue, 11 Jun 2002 14:33:59 -0700

Go online courtesy of Thailand's oldest Buddhist university to view the 
first meeting of the World Council of Religious Leaders  in English and 
Thai  at

BANGKOK, June 11 -- Asia's ancient religious heritage and today's 
technology walk together to pray and work for peace in a live worldwide 
webcast tomorrow.

The first meeting of the World Council of Religious Leaders can be seen 
live during the next 24 hours on the website of 
Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University from 9:00 am Thailand time June 12.

More than 100 religious leaders from around the world representing 13 
religions will attend.

'Beyond Tolerance and Pleasure' is the title of a message to be delivered 
by Thailand's beloved Buddhist scholar, Most Venerable P.A. Payutto (Phra 

Representatives of all major world religion's will pray during the opening 
of the World Council of Religious Leaders meeting June 12-14 which opens at 
Buddhamonthon in a ceremony presided over by Thailand's Buddhist Supreme 
Patriarch. HRH Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn officially opens the event.

World Millennium Peace Summit Secretary-General Bawa Jain who guided the 
WMPS two
years ago and Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University Rector Phra 
Thepsophon co-
host the event.

The meeting continues Thursday and Friday June 13 and 14 and includes 
signing a Charter and planning follow-through to give religious, moral and 
spiritual counsel to the United Nations and others who act for world peace, 
to protect the environment and to alleviate poverty.

Over 1,000 religious and spiritual leaders met at the United Nations in New 
York in August
2000 and pledged to act to establish a permanent religious organization for 
world peace. This
week's founding meeting of the World Council of Religious Leaders is a 


Contact: Phra Sudhivorayan, Tel: 01-830-7288
World Council Secretariat, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University
Wat Mahadhatu, Maharaj Road, Bangkok 10200 Thailand
Tel: (662) 226-6251. Fax: (662) 623 6328, 02 221-6950, 02 226-6251

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