The spirit of peace

Peace symbol (©momboleum)

At the height of the international debate on the deployment of a new generation of nuclear missiles in both East and West, Amsterdam hosted a five-day conference on what an individual can contribute to world peace. Subtitled: culture, religion and science at a turning point, the conference presented 30 speakers who gave lectures, held meditation sessions and workshops. The speakers included Buddhists monks, an Aborigene, an American Indian, physicists and psychiatrists. But as Barry O’Dwyer reports, it was not a meeting on the world’s lunatic fringe.

Producer: Barry O’Dwyer

Broadcast: October 30, 1985