Buddhism

Asian Youth Day Explores Interfaith Dialogue

August 5, 2006

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/newsread.asp?nid=2759

On August 5, 2006 the Indian Catholic reported, "Participants of the Fourth Asian Youth Day (AYD) have learned about the family values of different religious traditions and how interreligious dialogue can start within the family. Leaders and young people from Anglican, Buddhist, Christian, Confucian, Hindu, Muslim, and Taoist faiths spoke to about 800 Catholic participants of the AYD on...

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Buddhists and Evangelical Christians Seek Common Ground in Portland

August 4, 2006

Source: Tricycle

http://www.tricycle.com/issues/editors_pick/3547-1.html

On August 4, 2006 Tricycle published a piece by Sallie Jiko Tisdale, "Not much had changed in the thirty years since I lived in a college dormitory. The cafeteria was still a tangle of formica-topped folding tables. There were still giant bins of Froot Loops and Cocoa Puffs and a mess of dishes piling up on racks outside the kitchen. The custom-made omelet was a new touch, and there was never a...

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Buddhist Center in Palo Alto Plans Annual Obon and Cultural Festival

August 3, 2006

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/peninsula/15191682.htm

On August 3, 2006 The Mercury News reported, "The Palo Alto Buddhist Temple will hold its 56th annual Obon and Cultural Festival this weekend. The festival will take place on the temple grounds at 2751 Louis Road from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Saturday attendees can watch...

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Attacks Felt Across Parts of South

August 2, 2006

Source: CBS News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/08/02/ap/world/mainD8J8DSBO8.shtml

On August 2, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "A bomb planted along a railroad in southern Thailand exploded early Wednesday and killed three policemen, a day after suspected Muslim separatists carried out at least 100 attacks, police said.

Another bomb exploded Wednesday afternoon at a school...

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Progressive Faith Bloggers Gather for Conference

August 2, 2006

Source: Faith In Public Life/The Star-Ledger

http://www.faithinpubliclife.org/content/news/2006/08/they_mix_religion_and_liberali.html

On August 2, 2006 Faith In Public Life/The Star-Ledger reported, "He is a blogger known in some circles as 'Xpatriated Texan -- a Maverick Believer in the Garden State,' and most days Thurman Hart spends two hours putting his liberal Christian views online, typing near the window of his Jersey City...

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Chandler Buddhist Center Burglarized

July 31, 2006

Source: East Valley Tribune

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/index.php?sty=70738

On July 31, 2006 the East Valley Tribune reported, "Volunteers at the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation in Chandler suspect that a burglary there late Thursday was the handiwork of someone familiar with the organization. Longtime foundation volunteer Arthur Tai said the intruders stole mostly donated electronic equipment including two projectors, cameras, camcorders, two wireless microphones, a...

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Graduates of Interfaith Seminary to Host Regular Multi-Faith Services

July 31, 2006

Source: Edinburgh News

http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1110122006

On July 31, 2006 Edinburgh News reported, "Multi-faith religious services for people who do not go to church are to be held in Edinburgh for the first time. Four interfaith ministers are to run a fortnightly 'universal service of worship' in a Newington community centre. They expect the congregation to consist mainly of people who believe in God but have become disillusioned with...

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Buddhist Relief Organization Helps Heal One Year After Katrina

July 30, 2006

Source: Sun Herald

http://www.sunherald.com/mld/sunherald/news/local/15156187.htm

On July 30, 2006 the Sun Herald reported, "After Hurricane Katrina, Martha Boyce had a horticultural vision: to plant a therapeutic public garden that would help South Mississippians heal in the aftermath of the storm. With shovels in hand, members of the Tzu Chi Foundation of Atlanta planted the first Mississippi Renaissance Garden tree Saturday at the Margaret Sherry Library...

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Op-ed: "India's Conversion Laws"

July 30, 2006

Source: The New Nation

http://nation.ittefaq.com/artman/publish/article_29561.shtml

On July 30, 2006 The New Nation reported, "An alliance of Indian groups representing various faiths and castes has raised alarm over 'anti-conversion laws' and condemned the move of banning religious conversions in several Hindu nationalists' government-run states of India. Last week a statement from the alliance of groups that included over 100 Muslim, Buddhist and Christian...

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Schools Struggle to Accommodate Myriad Religious Holidays

July 29, 2006

Source: The Free Lance-Star

Wire Service: AP

http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2006/072006/07292006/208825

On July 29, 2006 The Free Lance-Star reported, "Growing religious diversity has public schools around the country re-examining how they accommodate the holy days of different faiths. The Virginia Department of Education allows each locality to determine its own academic calendar, said Julie Grimes, a department...

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Government Leader Says Religions Can Play a Role in Creating a Harmonious Society

July 22, 2006

Source: China Daily

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/home/2006-07/22/content_646970.htm

On July 22, 2006 the China Daily reported, "China's religions, as an important part of the social force, may play an active role in helping build a harmonious society if they are properly guided, a top official who is in charge of the country's religious affairs said on Friday in Beijing. Ye Xiaowen, director of the State Administration of Religious Affairs, made the remarks...

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Schools Struggle to Accommodate Religious Holidays

July 21, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2006-07-21-schools-holidays_x.htm

On July 21, 2006 USA Today reported, "Sikh, Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish, Hindu, and Christian � each faith has its holy days. Schools across the country are asking how to respect them all.

Consider the University at Albany, which canceled classes on major Muslim holidays. Faculty wanted the move out of concern for Muslim students after the Sept. 11...

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