The Karen Baptist Convention (Burma) has invited officials from the Karen National Union and community based organizations on the Thai-Burma border to attend a meeting tomorrow, November 17, to explain its on-going ‘peace talks’ with the government.
Dr. Gabriel, KBC’s executive officer explained to Karen News that the two-day meeting would discuss religious issues, but this year a special segment has been devoted to the ‘peace-talk’ process – its details, its current position and its future.
Dr. Gabriel said it was important that Karen people living in Burma’s cities and urban areas understand what is happening.
“Karen people from urban areas in Burma still don’t know what is happening or don’t have an mechanism to participate in the ceasefire talks or in the KNU unity process. We invite KNU officials to give more information to help the Karen people in urban areas understand the issues.”
The KBC invited KNU members and community and religious organizations from inside Burma and from the Thai Burma border – it is expected that 40 people will attend the meeting.