News from Okinawa, Japan und Gangjeong/Jeju-do, Südkorea: 2 moderne Kriegshäfen für die USA
Sung-Hee Choi aus Seogwipo, Südkorea
[Jan 9] Buddha is Not for War
It is distressing that one of the biggest Buddhism order in South Korea named Jogye has its Buddhist temple called ‘Haegwansa (meaning ‘a temple looking over the Sea’) inside the navy base of which the construction completion is told early this year. The temple is managed by the military religious affairs division of the Jogye order.
Hearing the news that the temple has its ceremony on Jan. 9, people had picketing and 100 bows in protest to such senseless ceremony.
The temple stands on the upper area of the coast at the cost of villagers’ sacrifice and the Gureombi Rock where numerous creatures were ‘killed’ to the blasphemy of Buddha’s words.
The signs read, “Military=Killers’ group,” “No killing,” “Haegwansa doing Buddhist prayer for the navy base that stifles villagers?”and ‘Buddha is Not for War.”
Here two photos by Choi Hye-Young and Jan. 9 Buddhist ceremony promotion poster
For more photos by Choi Hye-Young, Eunmi Pang, Hosu, and Inchun Mpark