They Who Burned Themselves for Peace: Quaker and Buddhist Self-Immolators during the Vietnam War

@article{King2000TheyWB,
  title={They Who Burned Themselves for Peace: Quaker and Buddhist Self-Immolators during the Vietnam War},
  author={Sallie B. King},
  journal={Buddhist-Christian Studies},
  year={2000},
  volume={20},
  pages={127 - 150}
}
  • Sallie B. King
  • Published 1 January 2000
  • Political Science
  • Buddhist-Christian Studies
Nhat Chi Mai was a lay disciple of Thich Nhat Hanh and member of the Order of Interbeing, an Engaged Buddhist order founded by Nhat Hanh. On May 16, 1967, Vesak, the celebration of the birth of the Buddha, she burned herself to death outside the Tu Nghiem Temple, a nunnery. An idealistic young student with much to live for, she sacrificed herself in an effort to bring the war to an end. In a letter to the U.S. government she wrote, 

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