• United Nations February 28th, 2018

    European Buddhists call for a ban on ‘conversion therapy’

    On a scale rarely seen has a wide range of European Buddhist organisations and teachers expressed their solidarity with the victims of conversion therapy. Conversion therapy has no place in the modern spiritual world.

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  • United Nations July 18th, 2016

    Sexual minorities and the Buddhist Spiritual Path (United Nations, Geneva, June 2016)

    Michael offered a Buddhist perspective at this UNHR Conference on the rights to freedom of religion or belief and the rights of LGBTI persons.

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  • United Nations September 17th, 2015

    21 September: International Day of Peace & Non-violence

    The theme for 2015 is “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All”. Our thoughts go especially to respect for the dignity of all refugees in Europe and of the Rohingya in Myanmar/Burma.

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  • United Nations January 20th, 2015

    United Nations Day of Vesak (Bangkok 2014)

    EBU president Jamie Cresswell attended the celebrations for the United Nations Day of Vesak 2014, which took place in the UN building in Bangkok, Thailand over two days.

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  • United Nations March 25th, 2012

    Open letter of the EBU on violence towards sexual minorities

    This is a response from the EBU to the call from the UN Secretary General "to speak out because lives are at stake and because it is our duty to protect the rights of everyone everywhere.”

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