Monday, September 24, 2012

October 14 - Kizuna Child -Parent Reunion

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.


Next Meeting:

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


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