LEARNING ABOUT DEMOCRACY
FROM THE BURMESE PEOPLE
DAW SUU ENDORSES THE BOOK
SUPPORTING THE ROHINGYA MUSLIMS
INVITED TO THE SPEAKERS APPARTMENTS IN PARLIAMENT
WITH THE DIRECTOR OF THE BRITISH COUNCIL IN MYANMAR
AT THE INVITATION OF RICHARD SHANNON AND THE BURMA GROUP AT LONDON UNIVERSITY TO PROMOTE GRADUATE COURSES IN YANGON
The Founder's photograph of Aung San Suu Kyi leaving the offices of the NLD in April 2013, with a copy of 'Evolving the Spirit' in her hand (and another on the table to the left).
The Chandos shares with other peace-building organisations the belief that working for peace must start with oneself and then work outwards; 'Peace from Inside Out'.
The book 'Evolving the Spirit' outlined the 10 steps appropriate for developing the spirit of inner peace, on the understanding that if one changes from within, none around can maintain their old position. So the second half of the book took that theory out into the real world, to witness it in action. For some time, the most inspiring example of this spirit of nonviolent engagement was recognised in the Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
The Chandos has therefore engaged in every possible organisation and individual working towards giving Burma the democratic 'nuance' needed to bring lasting stability.
The founder talks of the need for 'civil-isation', not as a Western interpretation but as a universal understanding and a process. There is a realisation that any engagement beyond oneself is as much an opportunity to learn from other's experience.
Anthony Russell at a rally in July 2013 in front of Parliament - to highlight the crisis for the Rohingya Muslims facing genocide in Burma. He is wearing the yellow badge of the 88 Generation, given him in Rangoon by one of its founders, Ko Jimmy
A guest at The Palace of Westminster to hear the speech by Aung San Suu Kyi
to both Houses of Parliament on 22nd June 2012.