Dec 17, 2009 Thich Nhat Hanh-following nuns and monks in Vietnam need your petition signatures now
No matter one’s religious views or persuasion, robust religious freedom is critical worldwide. As to Thich Nhat Hanh specifically, his words and deed have been particularly empowering and helpful for me. Please sign the petition today.
Thanks to those who support this critical effort.
ADDENDUM: In the face of all this oppression, the nuns and monks have kept their compassion. As Sister Chang Khong wrote:
"As the situation has gone from bad to worse, our 379 very young monks and nuns have undergone a kind of baptism by fire, and have achieved a great success in training to understand, accept, and have genuine compassion for those who abuse them. Over the past several months they have been verbally assaulted over loudspeakers 24 hours a day and threatened with being bludgeoned to death. Policemen came demanding the monastics’ identification every night from 7 pm to 11.30 pm, and cut off their electricity and water for three months."