Thailand: Marching 1,100 Kilometres for Peace Between Buddhists And Muslims In the South

September 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Asia News,9508,0,0,1,0

More than 70 people, including Buddhist monks, took part in a peace march that began on 11 July and ended on 1 September. Participants walked some 1,100 kilometres, from Mahidol University in Salaya District to the central mosque in Pattani province. Their goal was to tell everyone that peace and coexistence are possible in the provinces of southern Thailand torn by endless Muslim-Buddhist strife.

On the afternoon of their arrival, Imam Therathep Sriyapan, governor of Pattani, welcomed the group. He thanked them for their “effort to restore happiness and peace to this land, which is also part of your land as we are all Thai people.”