Forum on Human Rights
On Wednesday 23 June Bhante Sujato served as the Buddhist representative on the Non-Government Organisations (NGO) Human Rights Forum on behalf of the ASA and FABC. The forum was organized by the Attorney General’s department and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. A discussion of the event may be found here; the Attorney-general’s speech is here.
This forum continues on from several earlier forums where the ASA and FABC have also participated.
The ASA together with the FABC continue to take an active interest in human rights issues in Australia. Certain areas are of particular interest to the Buddhist community, such as asylum seekers and detention policy, as well as issues of religious freedom. In addition, we seek to offer a moral voice on behalf of compassion for all people in Australia.