Nang Loung Hom
Nang Loung Hom is a Shan ethnic from Burma/Myanmar. Throughout her childhood, she witnessed the atrocities of civil war and various kinds of inhuman violation in her regions. In her early 20s, same as the large majority of youth from her country suffered, she too, faced many injustice, oppression and restriction. These experiences taught her to detest violence in any situations, and aspired her to search for the underlying causes of the sufferings and peace.
Hom studied Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding at SIT Graduate Institute. She serves as a board director and secretary of Walpola Rahula Institue. The Walpola Rahula Institute build on Buddhist teachings to further social healing in Sri Lanka and else where. She coordinates the content development for Mindfulness for Children programme (inter-religious program for children and parents) and the Inter-religious Dialogue programme for the Walpola Rahula Institute.
Besides this, she also supports the Myanmar Buddhist monks and nuns in a personal capacity by providing training workshops and dialogue programmes around conflict and peace issues. She conducts several peace education programs for children and youth from rural areas in Myanmar.
As an artist, she is inspired to work on peacebuilding through art projects.
The motto inspired her to forgive, love and feel the gratitude is, “Be a noble friend to everyone you meet in life to awaken their good seeds: the seeds of joy, peace, mindfulness, understanding, forgiveness and love. We are interconnected.“
Interreligious Activities and Initiatives
Shared Values on Humanity
Training on dialogue skills and practices -Intra religious and Inter religious dialogue – Create a safe space – Build nurturing and empowering relationship – Learn, understanding and respect diverse perspectives -Strengthen friendship and deepen understanding