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April 16, 2020

Everyday Buddhism 41 - American Sutra with Duncan Williams

Everyday Buddhism 41 - American Sutra with Duncan Williams

Lessons from Internment


Join me for a special guest episode with Duncan Ryuken Williams, the author of American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War. 125,000+ Japanese-Americans we rounded up and placed in internment camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Many of these were Buddhists who persevered despite their imprisonment. Circumstances that were no fault of their own but because of their "Japanese faces" and their faith in a non-Christian religion seen as anti-American. And they kept going because of that faith.

The lessons shared in this episode can help us, too, find faith and freedom during this time of separation and community during the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Book: American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War