Buddhism

Interfaith Prayer Service Marks Opening of UN General Assembly

September 21, 2006

Source: Sikh Sanghat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1373.shtml

On September 21, 2006 the Sikh Sanghat reported, "Religious leaders representing up to 30 faith traditions from all over the world attended an interfaith prayer service on Sept 12th to mark the opening of the 61st United Nations General Assembly. The introductions were led by Hiro Sakurai, Committee of Religious NGOs and Rev. William Tully, St. Bartholomew’s Church. This was followed by...

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Interfaith Service in Western New York Attended by Over 6,000

September 21, 2006

Source: University of Buffalo Reporter

http://www.buffalo.edu/reporter/vol38/vol38n4/articles/HHDL_Interfaith.html

On September 21, 2006 University of Buffalo Reporter reported, "In the first appearance of his three-day visit to [the University of Buffalo], His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama participated in an interfaith service on Monday in Alumni Arena that showcased the religious diversity of Western New York, featuring spiritual traditions...

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Gujarat Religion Law Hotly Contested

September 20, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5362802.stm

On September 20, 2006 BBC News reported, "Christians and Muslims in the western Indian state of Gujarat have expressed resentment over an amendment in the law relating to religious conversions. They say that moves by the state government to classify Buddhism and Jainism as branches of the Hindu religion are unconstitutional. Christians and Muslims have accused the authorities of trying to polarise the...

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Profile of Yogeshwar Dayal, an Interfaith Pioneer

September 18, 2006

Source: DailyIndia.com

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/60946.php/Yogeshwar_Dayal:_A_leading_votary_of_inter-faith_concord_(SPECIAL)

On September 18, 2006 DailyIndia.com ran a feature article on Yogeshwar Dayal. "The capital has lost a worthy son in Padma Shri Yogeshwar Dayal, not only the lifeline of Delhi's cultural and literary fabric but also a leading votary of inter-faith concord. He died Sep 7 at age 93. He...

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In Sunnyvale's Light Industrial Zones, Diverse Faiths Flourish

September 16, 2006

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/living/15534729.htm

On September 16, 2006 The Mercury News reported, "To reach Bible Way Christian Center in San Jose, turn southeast at Fry's Electronics, then left at the mill fabric sign. The squat tan building with the ``Duel Systems integrated electronics packaging'' sign on one side -- but no cross in front -- is the church. Despite its untraditional setting, flourishing Bible Way has...

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Interfaith Remembrance of 9/11 Held at the Islamic Center of Southern California

September 15, 2006

Source: Jewish Journal

http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=16475

On September 15, 2006 the Jewish Journal reported, "Five years and 3,000 miles from the site of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the mournful strains of calls to prayer in Hebrew and Arabic open the Islamic Center of Southern California's fourth annual commemoration of the attacks of Sept. 11. The audience, dressed in saris, suits, skirts or slacks, bareheaded, or wearing head...

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America's Fourth-Largest Religious Group: Buddhism

September 14, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0914/p14s01-lire.html?s=hns

On September 14, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "That genial face has become familiar across the globe - almost as recognizable when it comes to religious leaders, perhaps, as Pope John Paul II. When in America, the Dalai Lama is a sought-after speaker, sharing his compassionate message and engaging aura well beyond the Buddhist community. After...

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Kazakh President Convenes Congress of World and Traditional Religions to Promote Tolerance, Security

September 13, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5341822.stm

On September 13, 2006 BBC News reported, "More than 40 spiritual leaders from around the world are in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, for the Congress of World and Traditional Religions. The event was organised by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, to promote security and stability through religious tolerance and understanding. Critics say it was also designed to promote Kazakhstan. Delegates...

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Update: City of Garden Grove and Quan Am Temple Trying to Find a Compromise

September 13, 2006

Source: Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1274076.php

On September 13, 2006 the Orange County Register reported, "City Council members on Tuesday did not take any reportable action behind closed doors on whether to allow a Buddhist temple to hold services temporarily. The Quan Am temple, housed in an office building on Chapman Avenue, sued the city last month through the American Civil Liberties Union...

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A Visit to the City of 10,000 Buddhas

September 13, 2006

Source: Common Ground

http://commongroundmag.com/2006/09/cityof10000buddhas0609.html

In its September 2006 edition, Common Ground reported, "The exit for Talmage, in the wine country 110 miles north of San Francisco, summons visions of bucolic landscapes and wine tasting. Instead, the 1.5-mile road to Talmage leads straight through an imposing gateway of pink, black and gold, with bold lettering in Chinese and words in English: 'The City of 10,000 Buddhas...

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Venerable Yifa to be Honored for Her Interfaith Work, Leadership

September 11, 2006

Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune

http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_4311028

On September 11, 2006 the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported, "Being a Buddhist nun is a far cry from what the Venerable Yifa had set out to do in her younger life. She wanted to be a politician. 'I was very ambitious,' Yifa remembered. 'I wanted to shake up the system.' But her priorities changed dramatically during a summer retreat she took at the age of 20. There, Yifa learned to meditate,...

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"In Gandhi's Footsteps": Conference on Non-Violence Precedes 9/11 Unity Walk

September 11, 2006

Source: Rediff

http://www.rediff.com/news/2006/sep/11aziz.htm

On September 11, 2006 Rediff reported, "A group of Gandhians will hold a rally at the Lincoln Memorial grounds in Washington, DC to commemorate two ideologically opposed events: the fifth anniversary of 9/11, and the 100th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's first-ever use of satyagraha. The Memphis, Tennessee-based MK Gandhi Institute, which is organising the rally, will also participate in an inter-faith 'Unity...

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A Profile of Zen Buddhist Temple in Lake View

September 10, 2006

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/religion/cst-nws-sacred10.html

On September 10, 2006 the Chicago Sun-Times reported, "Name:Zen Buddhist Temple. The temple is a member of the Buddhist Society for Compassionate Wisdom. Location: 1710 W. Cornelia in Lake View. Year founded: 1992. Congregation: Membership is about 100; non-members drop in for Sunday meditation services and special events. Spiritual leaders: The resident priest, the...

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