BURAKU discrimination, which was intentionally built up in the history of Japan and influences Japanese people’s thinking deeply even now, has formed a psychological attitude among Japanese people that is contrary to the teaching of the Gospel. The Catholic Church has the responsibility to review its evangelization from the viewpoint of overcoming this BURAKU discrimination, and to promote concrete ways to solve the BURAKU issues. Aiming to become a driving force for accomplishing these responsibilities in the Church as a whole, the Committee against BURAKU Discrimination through Human-Rights Approaches holds seminars and lectures, publishes bulletins and cooperates with other organizations.
Chairman: Bp. Martin Tetsuo HIRAGA