Chairman of Relational Peacebuilding Initiatives Michael Schluter recently visited a centre where traditional Korean values of filial piety are taught to elementary school children.
Michael is currently undertaking a peace initiative in the Korean peninsula through Relational Peacebuilding Initiatives (RPI), which frequently takes him to Seoul and Washington DC in pursuit of a "track two" solution to the peace process.
As part of this initiative, he and part of the Cambridge team are writing a booklet which includes a discussion of the various sources of values operating in society in both North and South Korea. The visit to the school was undertaken to better understand traditional Korean values and how they relate to both socialist and capitalist ideas.
They will produce a booklet in the next few months exploring an approach to strengthening relationships across the Korean peninsula.