Last updated on: 11/11/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Buddhist Peace Fellowship (BPF) Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“We believe that capital punishment not only fails to serve as deterrence to violence and murder, but that it nourishes the seeds of violence that exist within each of us.

We believe that there is no fair or practical way to arrive at a sentence of death…”

“Buddhism and the Death Penalty,” www.bpf.org (accessed Aug. 14, 2008)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“BPF members work to promote democracy and human rights around the globe, particularly focusing on Bangladesh, Burma, Vietnam, and Tibet. We collaborate closely with our friends at the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB) in Thailand.”

“About Us,” www.bpf.org (accessed Aug. 14, 2008)

Mission:

“The mission of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship (BPF), founded in 1978, is to serve as a catalyst for socially engaged Buddhism. Our purpose is to help beings liberate themselves from the suffering that manifests in individuals, relationships, institutions, and social systems. BPF’s programs, publications, and practice groups link Buddhist teachings of wisdom and compassion with progressive social change.”

“Mission,” www.bpf.org (accessed Aug. 14, 2008)

Other:
None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does Buddhism Support the Death Penalty?