Dear members and friends of the fellowship,
Last time we had an interesting discussion about revitalizing agriculture and communities in the countryside through Prof. Akimi Fujimoto's talk about his Jonodai project in Niigata.
3:00 at International House October 14th
Our speaker will be John Gomez who has recently founded a group "Kizuna Child--Parent Reunion."
He will talk about his efforts and hopes to nudge Japanese society to change its consensus and laws towards divorce that allow only sole/single parental custody. Divorce in Japan also can be particularly difficult if it involves children in an international marriage. What is happening with Japan's adoption of the 'Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction' (1980)?
The discussion will look at broader issues including children's, women's and grandparent's rights.
And most important let's consider with John how do we-- as concerned people--as Unitarians--work to bring about social change?
Peggy Kanada, moderator of the Fellowship