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    Chicago Police Department Diversity Videos Educate Officers on Non-Christian Faiths (2005)

    After the terror attacks of 9/11 there was an alarming number of incidents of violence across the United States against people who were perceived to be Muslim. In Chicago, Police Chief Terry Hillard held a multi-cultural forum to hear feedback from people of all religions on post-9/11 backlash. At these forums he learned that his officers were often ignorant about non-Christian faiths and were sometimes rude to people from these communities. Using a grant from the Justice Department and guidance from lay leaders and clergy in each religious community, the police department created a series...

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    Soka Gakkai in America (2001)

    Soka Gakkai is the largest "new religion" in Japan with eight million official members in 1992. It has branches throughout the world, and it is the clearly the biggest Buddhist organization in the United States.

    Currently, estimates very widely as to the American membership, but the truth is probably somewhere between the 300,000 of Soka Gakkai's official 1997 census and Philip Hammond's conservative estimate of approximately 36,000. Soka Gakkai represents the largest and most ethnically diverse group of Buddhists in...

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    Mapping Richmond's Buddhist Community (2003)

    Richmond Virginia, once the capitol of the Confederate States of America, isn't the first place you'd think to look for Buddhist temples. But though many Richmondites still enjoy the annual Civil War reenactments, and take pride in the old time religion, the even older religion of the Buddha has succeeded in quietly making a place for itself, here in the South. There are now Buddhist groups practicing in Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Tibetan, Burmese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, and American lineages, in Richmond. The central subject of my study is Ekoji Buddhist Sangha, a distinctive temple in...

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    Growing Religious Diversity in South Carolina: Implications for the Palmetto State (2003)

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    This paper documents the growth of religious diversity in South Carolina, drawing on interviews with members from the traditions represented, previous scholarly research on religion in South Carolina, newspaper articles, census data and interviews with religion reporters and educators across the state. After presenting basic outlines and historical sketchs of each faith in South Carolina, the paper goes on to explore the implications of this growing diversity for a Southern "Bible Belt" state like South Carolina, highlighting controversies over...

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    Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (CIMC)

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 3 July 2018.

    Phone: 617-441-9038
    Email: office@cambridgeinsights.org
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/cambridgeinsight
    Description Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (CIMC) was established by Larry Rosenberg in 1985 as a non-profit, non-residential urban center for the practice of insight meditation. Facilities at the CIMC include a meditation hall, space for walking meditation, an interview room, library, and kitchen. The Center has... Read more about Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (CIMC)

    Sanghikaram Wat Khmer

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 10 July 2018.

    Phone: 781-581-7266
    History With more than 4,000 Cambodians, Lynn is a North Shore center for the region's Cambodian community. Many came to Lynn between 1975 and 1979 and in the early 1980s. In 1984, the newly-arrived residents began to raise money for a temple, and in 1985 the group acquired a former church, Calvary Baptist, which is located in the middle of the city's Cambodian community, and converted it into a temple. Description... Read more about Sanghikaram Wat Khmer

    Vietnamese Buddhist Association and Temple Vietnam

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 13 August 2018.

    Phone: 617-325-9521
    History  Temple Vietnam was founded in 1986 when a group of 25-30 Vietnamese people from the Boston area met weekly for prayer in one another's homes. It opened at its present site in 1991 and maintains ties with other Vietnamese temples in the state and with the international Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Although the temple does not have a resident monk, the spiritual leader is Thich Nguyen Hanh of Houston, Texas... Read more about Vietnamese Buddhist Association and Temple Vietnam

    Chua Chan Nhu Buddhist Pagoda

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 24 September 2001.

    Phone: 303-238-5867

    Naropa Institute

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 24 September 2001.

    Phone: 303-444-0202

    Wat Buddhawararam

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 17 December 2013.

    Phone: 303-433-1826
    Email: watbuddhawararam2011@hotmail.com
    Website: http://www.watbuddhawararam.com/
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    Chua Phat Quang Vietnamese Temple

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 9 July 2002.

    Phone: 713-946-5490 [office], (713) 947-1420 [office]

    Midwest Buddhist Temple

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 3 October 2001.

    Phone: 312-943-7801

    Wat Lao Buddhavas of Iowa

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 3 October 2001.

    Phone: 515-283-7999 [office], (515) 281-8810 [office]

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