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Organization: Comunidade Zen Budista
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PROGRESS: Has your organization seen progress toward a culture of peace and nonviolence in your domain of action and in your constituency during the first half of the Decade?

From 2001 to 2005  definitely there has been a great
progress in bulding a Culture of Peace.  There are important groups
formed to insure liberty of faith and religion in Brasil, the interfaith
dailogue and interfaith encounters have been very effective. We
participate togetherr with the CEERT (www.ceert.org.br) Center of
Studies in Working Relations and Desigualdades in a work to instruct all
religious groups of african matrix to know the Igual Rights Law and how
to act legally when discrimination arises, we participate in the current
movement of Desarmament, and we give lectures, public talks, newspaper
articles, television interviews on  Culture of Peace and Non Violence.We
have a monthly program to Walk for Peace and Non  Violence - Walking Zen
- in a Public Park, where we walk in a long  straight line for 45
minutes, in silence, becoming the peace and non  violence we want in the
world.  We are members of the ConPaz - Council for a Culture of Peace,
organized by the Sao Paulo Comitte for a Culture of Peace together with
many other groups. We are also members of the Circle of Cooperation of
the United Religions Iniciative - URI, with the purpose to build
Cultures of Peace, Justice and Healing of the Earth.

OBSTACLES: What are the most important obstacles that have prevented progress?

The main obstacles are still the human beings envolved
in the process of transformation.  For the real changes to occur we have
to change our way of thinking, and of relating.  We need to build
relationships of trust and sharing. We need to have more circular
councils avoind formation of groups that may oppose one another.  The
Dialogue needs to be put in practice in our meetings for Culture and
Peace and Non Violence.
We also do not have enough financial support and many of the people
involved in the various programs are so busy with other activities that
the time left to worl together is not enough.

ACTIONS: What actions have been undertaken by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the first half of the Decade?

We write articles to a weekly popular magazine, speak twice
a month in a public television program, participate in the World Social
Forum of Porto Alegre with dialogue circles on how to build a Culture of
Peace and Non Violence, Walking monthly in the Public Parks in Zen
Walking for Peace and Non Violence, teach at various seminars the
Manifest for a Culture of Peace and the urgency to put in practice in
ourselves, ourenvironment, everywhere the six basic actions for building
this Culture of Peace.

ADVICE: What advice would you like to give to the Secretary-General and the General Assembly to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the second half of the Decade?

Seminars to better capacitate leaders and people involved in working
towards a Culture of Peace and Non Violence. Formation of connection
links among the various groups who claim to be in charge of the Culture
of Peace in the areas, so every and each one feels equally part of it,
able to respect one another.

PARTNERSHIPS: What partnerships and networks does your organization participate in, thus strengthening the global movement for a culture of peace?

We are connected with the ConPaz, CEERT, URI and all the Interfaith
Groups,Zen Peacemaker Order, Comite Paulista pela Decada da Cultura de
Paz and we receive information and keep in contact with Shalom Salam
Paz, Rede Gandhi, Lama Gantchen Peace Foundation, Postes da Paz.

PLANS: What new engagements are planned by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence in the second half of the Decade (2005-2010)?

To continue the previous programs and to start new circles for Peace and Non Violence in schools, districts and enterprizes.

Postal address of organization

Comunidade Zen Budista, Rua Arruda Alvim 127 - Pinheiros CEP 05410-020, Brasil

E-mail address of organization

zendobrasil@uol.com.br

Website address of organization

www.monjacoen.com.br

Highest priority action domain of a culture of peace

Education

Second priority action domain of a culture of peace

Sustainable Development

Highest priority country of action (or international)

Brazil

Second priority country of action (or international)

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