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Myanmar’s Only Synagogue Cited by Historical Organization - Breaking News – Forward.com

June 10, 2016
Myanmar’s only synagogue was recognized by a Yangon historical organization.The Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue in Yangon, formerly Rangoon, installed a blue heritage plaque Sunday given by the Yangon Heritage Trust. Only 11 other buildings in the city have received this recognition so far, the Myanmar Times reported.

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Third Anniversary of Buddhist Monk Massacre In Myanmar Commemorated

September 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Asia News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=43,9555,0,0,1,0

Politicians, human rights activists and religious leaders took part in a peaceful sit-in in front of the Myanmar Embassy in Colombo yesterday. They called on the world not to forget, highlighting the difficulties democracy encounters in Sri Lanka itself.

 

Human rights activists, lawmakers and religious...

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Burma Plans Crackdown On Monks As Election Nears

February 22, 2010

Author: Andrew Buncombe

Source: The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/burma-plans-crackdown-on-monks-as-election-nears-1906492.html

The military authorities in Burma are planning a crackdown on the country's Buddhist monks to "discipline" them ahead of forthcoming elections.

State media reported over the weekend that the senior abbot who heads a government-...

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Buddhist Monastery Opens In Bowling Green

January 2, 2010

Author: Lacey Steele

Source: WBKO News

http://www.wbko.com/news/headlines/80517882.html

It was a joyous occasion Saturday in Bowling Green as a new Buddhist temple opens in the community.

For about three years, many refugees have sought a temple, and now they finally have one.

“It's a Burmese tradition, Burmese culture,” said the Venerable Ashin of New York with the International Burmese Monks Organization.

In Bowling Green, there...

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