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Joint Seminar on Life and Post-nuclear Society

 

Representatives of four major religions in Korea, Catholicism, Protestantism, Buddhism and Won-Buddhism, held a joint seminar on “Life and Post-nuclear Society” at the International Conference Room of Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism on March 26, 2012.

 

The seminar was held on the occasion of the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul from March 26 to 27, 2012 to give wider publicity to the opinion of the religious circles on the post-nuclear society as well as to arouse public awareness to dangers and side-effects of nuclear power.

 

At this seminar four papers were presented: Rev. Stephen Yang Gi-seok, Secreatry of the Sub-committee for Environment under the CBCK Committee for Justice, on “Reflection and Practice of the Faithful Concerning the Problems of Nuclear Power Plants”; Rev. Jang Yun-jae, Director of the Korea Church Institute for Ecology, on “Confession of the Faith of a Korean Protestant for a Post-nuclear Society”; Ven. Beob-eung, Co-representative of Buddhist Bioethics Association, on "The Role of Religion for Post-nuclear Society”; Ven. Choi Seo-yeon, Co-representative of Won-Buddhist Solidarity for Ecology, on “Life and the Post-nuclear Society.” Dr. Jeong Ho-yeong, Professor of the Department of Philosophy, Chungbuk University, led a panel discussion.

 

Among other things Father Yang said, “If we recognize our responsibility for the next generation to say nothing of the unethical practice and dangers related to nuclear power generation, we have to stop nuclear power generation and accomplish a change in our life towards ecological democracy and respect for life.”

 

At this seminar Mr. Johnny Johnson and his wife told the participants about their experience of the danger and unethical practice of the nuclear industry. They were expelled from the Bikini Islands in Micronesia, where the US government carried out many nuclear tests. Mr Johnson said, “The power of nuclear test bombs detonated in the Bikini Atoll of the Bikini Islands were a few thousand times stronger than the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.” He continued, “The organism and environment around the Bikini Atoll were severely damaged because of the radioactive fallout after the experiment of nuclear bombs." He urged public awareness for the post-nuclear society.

 

 

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