Buddhism

White, Female Priest to Lead Primarily Japanese-American Visalia Buddhist Church

August 22, 2006

Source: Visalia Times-Delta

http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060822/NEWS01/608220302

On August 22, 2006 Visalia Times-Delta reported, "The Visalia Buddhist Church now has something no other temple has — a white woman priest as the head of the temple. Jo-Ren MacDonald, who transferred from the Fresno Betzerine Temple, accepted the position as head of the Visalia and Hanford temples and on Aug. 12 had her...

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The Vietnamese Buddhist Association of Louisville

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 27 September 2006.

Phone: 502-375-2349
The Vietnamese Buddhist Association of Louisville is located in the southern part of Jefferson County. Located in a blue-collar neighborhood, the Association is a few blocks away from a middle school and across the street from a fire station, a pharmacy, and a Presbyterian church. The church boasts services in both English and Spanish, attesting to the multi-cultural nature of the neighborhood. The large...
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Diverse Expressions of Buddhism in Lincoln, Nebraska

August 21, 2006

Source: Lincoln Journal Star

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=63,3050,0,0,1,0

On August 21, 2006 the Lincoln Journal Star reported, "It’s about an hour after services ended at Linh Quang Buddhist Temple, and members are still hanging around the building. Some are socializing and making plans for the rest of their Sunday, others are cleaning and doing yardwork. About a dozen teenage boys are gathered in the temple’s backyard, practicing...

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Poway Interfaith Council Working to Increase Understanding

August 20, 2006

Source: North County Times

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/08/21/news/inland/82006203506.txt

On August 20, 2006 the North County Times reported, "Although still in its infancy, the Poway Interfaith Council is taking big steps forward, and Sunday marked the celebratory end of its first project: Interfaith Summer Nights, where over the course of seven weekly seminars, each of the group's member religions taught the others what their belief systems...

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Profile of Houston's Vedanta Society

August 18, 2006

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=2006_4173823

On August 18, 2006 the Houston Chronicle reported, "There are many paths to God, says the Vedanta Society of Greater Houston, and it encourages believers to explore all of them. 'No religion is bigger or smaller,' member Kewal Chawla said. 'All religions lead you to the ultimate truth, to eternal peace and happiness.' The concept of the oneness of religions is a...

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Donor Helps to Create a Multi-Faith Center in Empty Edinburgh Church

August 18, 2006

Source: The Buddhist Channel/BBC

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,3054,0,0,1,0

On August 18, 2006 BBC reported, "Businessman Sir Tom Farmer is providing funds to help create a multi-faith centre in Edinburgh. The millionaire Kwik-Fit owner is planning to contribute hundreds of thousands of pounds for the venture. It will see Buddhist Monks and Mother Teresa nuns move into a disused church in Blackfriars Street, which is owned by the Italian government...

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Rebuilding the Bamiyan Buddhas

August 14, 2006

Source: Tricycle

http://www.tricycle.com/issues/innews/3564-1.html

On August 14, 2006 Tricycle reported, "There's not much to be optimistic about in Afghanistan, but residents of Bamiyan are hopeful that the famous Buddhas of their town, destroyed by the Taliban in March of 2001, can be rebuilt. Searching through the rubble for fragments of the statues, paid $5 a day by a United Nations-funded project, locals remember the better days of tourism, when Bamiyan had twenty...

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Time to Remember 1991 Massacre at Thai Buddhist Temple

August 9, 2006

Author: Angela Cara Pancrazio

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=64,3025,0,0,1,0

It's August again. And when the month arrives at the Thai Buddhist temple in the West Valley, it is time to remember the tragedy. It is time to gather near the concrete life-size bust of Pairuch Kanthong that tops the stone memorial holding his ashes and those of the slain monks.

Kanthong, a Thai Buddhist monk, was...

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Interfaith and Faith-Based Peace Organizations (2013)

This set of links represents a sampling of religious and inter-religious communities that have taken peace activism as one of their missions. The links include both interfaith peace organizations and peace organizations based in a particular tradition. Our inclusion of a link does not necessarily indicate our support of the views expressed. The initial version of this research report appeared in 2006, was updated in 2008, and again in 2013. If you have suggestions for organizations to be added to this list, please e-mail the name of the organization and its website to staff@pluralism.org...

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Muslims, Buddhists Search for Justice in Thailand's Restive South

August 8, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5255054.stm

On August 8, 2006 BBC News reported, "In the third of a series of articles from southern Thailand, the BBC's Kate McGeown meets people who have been personally affected by the ongoing insurgency, and follows their struggle for justice. 'When I found out my son was dead, I felt that everything had gone from my life,' said Arshae Sani.

'If he'd died in a natural way, from a disease or an...

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Buddhist Themed Bars Pop Up Around US

August 8, 2006

Source: Tricycle

http://www.tricycle.com/issues/innews/3560-1.html?type=pf

On August 8, 2006 the Tricycle reported, "Newsweek reports that Buddhist-themed bars and restaurants have multiplied all over the US -- 13 cities are now said to have at least 20 of these Buddha bistros. A quick look on the web mirrors this phenomenon: Overture.com, a division of Yahoo! Search Marketing, reports 16445 searches for 'buddha bar' in June 2006, versus 862 for 'buddhist...

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Tibetan Online Television Station Launched

August 7, 2006

Source: Tricycle

http://www.tricycle.com/issues/innews/3555-1.html

On August 7, 2006 Tricycle reported, "A Tibetan web television station launched on August 4th, 2006, bringing the words of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile to anyone with an internet connection. Kalon Lobsang Nyandak Zayul, Minister of the Department of Information and International Relations of the government-in-exile announced the launch of the website last week. Its purpose, he said,...

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Afghans Hopeful that Buddhas Will Be Rebuilt

August 6, 2006

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/world/4097686.html

On August 6, 2006 the Houston Chronicle reported, "Five years after the Taliban blew them up, Afghan laborers are picking up the pieces of two once-towering Buddha statues, hoping they will rise again and breathe new life into this dirt-poor province. While they wait for the Afghan government and international community to decide whether to rebuild them, a $1.3 million UNESCO-...

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Violence in Restive South Fuels Fear and Mistrust

August 6, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/5250322.stm

On August 6, 2006 BBC News reported, "Thailand's far south is caught up in a separatist insurgency that has claimed the lives of 1,300 people in less than three years. In the first of a series of articles from the region, the BBC's Kate McGeown looks at how the violence is affecting local people... The provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala have little in common with the rest of Thailand...

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