CGNK Futures Meeting held in Honolulu, June 11-13

As we approach close to a decade since the founding meeting of the Center of Global Nonkilling held in Honolulu in September 2007, the Center convened a special Futures planning meeting that took place on June 11-13, 2015 at the Mu Ryang Sa Buddhist Temple of Honolulu, the same location of the First Global Nonkilling Leadership Forum. The organic gathering was focused on the broad question of the vision of CGNK for next decade and its long-term functioning and sustainability.

A number of ideas for programs, developing organizational capabilities, funding and the restructuring of the Governing Council were generated and commitments for immediate action made, including projects such as web redevelopment to allow for crowdfunding and more interactive news, a killing-free schools project, the establishment of a UNESCO Chair for Nonkilling Studies and outreach action to several international forums.

Participants included Honorary Sponsor Prof. Neelakanta Radhakrishnan (India), CGNK Governing Council members Glenn D. Paige (Hawaii), Bill Bhaneja (Canada), Ha’aheo Guanson (Hawaii), Anoop Swarup (India/Australia), Chaiwat Satha-Anand (Thailand), and Maorong Jiang (China/USA), CGNK Director Joám Evans Pim (Galiza), Latin America Coordinator Luis Botero (Colombia), former CGNV Secretary Glenda Paige, UN Representative Tom Fee, NKRC associate Pradeep Dhakal and CGNK audiovisuals advisor Rich Panter.

 

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