| up a level
from the what-became-of-the-monk dept.
The news is spreading about the U.N.'s Millenium Peace Summit of Spiritual Leaders, and the exclusion of the Dalai Lama from the proceedings. According to Bawa Jain, the conference's organizer, the Chinese government exerted great pressure to ensure that His Holiness would not be invited.
Accordingly, petitions of protest are being passed all over the Internet. Brahma Das, Director of the Interfaith Call for Freedom of Worship in Tibet, has set up this petition that already has over 1000 signatures.
If you would like to sign the petition, please e-mail Brahma Das at firstname.lastname@example.org. And to give more weight to your signature, please include your title and/or job, (if you have one); school if you're a student; city, state and country; and e-mail address.
There is a version of this petition in circulation that is being distributed as a chain letter by email. At least one system administrator has pointed out that this is technically not an effective means of spreading the word. Contact the address above instead, or this alternate petition from Students for a Free Tibet. The Australia Tibet Council also has guidelines for sending letters of protest directly to Bawa Jain and U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan. As they say, your efforts do make a difference!
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