Buddhism

Some Chicagoland Funeral Homes Work to Meet Needs of Buddhists, Hindus, and Muslims

June 2, 2006

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-0606020187jun02,1,6850176.story

On June 2, 2006 the Chicago Tribune reported, "For decades, [Lakeview Funeral Home]... has catered to the Japanese-American community in Chicago. 'It's very comfortable,' [Calvin] Mashio said, adding that some funeral homes are uncomfortable offering a Buddhist service. He doesn't have to explain customs to the staff because they...

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Nepal's Move Toward Secularism Could Spawn Hindu Backlash

May 30, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0530/p04s01-wosc.html

On May 30, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "The May 18 declaration by Nepal's parliament ending the country's distinction as the world's only Hindu state was one of the several hard decisions taken by the new government to coax Maoist rebels to join in a peaceful political process. But the move has bred new conflict with the country's Hindu majority.

Hindu...

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Stolen Buddha Returned to Stuart Restaurant

May 29, 2006

Source: CNN.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/05/29/buddha.ap/index.html

On May 29, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "A 600-pound gold concrete Buddha stolen from a restaurant last week has been found at peace in a commercial park. A tipster called the owners of Sakura Restaurant and Steak House of Japan with the statue's whereabouts. Thieves had lifted it from its perch atop a fountain outside the Stuart restaurant....

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First Caribbean Buddhist Temple Under Construction

May 29, 2006

Source: The Virgin Islands Daily News

http://www.virginislandsdailynews.com/index.pl/article_home?id=17591257

On May 29, 2006 The Virgin Islands Daily News reported, "The turquoise waters and swaying palms of St. Thomas could not be much farther from the Indian birthplace of Buddhism, but local practitioners of the eastern religion, as well as others seeking spiritual enlightenment or simply a clear mind, soon will have a space for meditation on the...

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Buddhist Temple Survived Earthquake, Hindu Site Damaged

May 29, 2006

Source: ANTARA News

http://www.antara.co.id/en/seenws/?id=13430

On May 29, 2006 ANTARA News reported, "Indonesia's Prambanan compound of Hindu temples was damaged in the earthquake that rocked Java, but the nearby Borobudur Buddhist temple complex was left unscathed, witnesses said Sunday.

Saturday's quake toppled intricately carved columns and dislodged numerous massive concrete blocks at Prambanan, a spectacular Hindu temple built in the ninth and 10th century, an...

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Dalai Lama to Represent Buddhism at European Commission Interfaith Meeting in Brussels

May 29, 2006

Source: Phayul.com

http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=12708

On May 29, 2006 Phayul.com reported, "The Dalai Lama will represent Buddhism at an interfaith discussion in Brussels tomorrow. Representatives from various faiths will meet in Brussels to participate in a discussion on 'fundamental rights and mutual respect.' Federal Chancellor Schussel, the President in office of the European Council, and Commission President Barroso will interact with leading...

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First Buddhist Temple in Caribbean Rising on St. Thomas

May 29, 2006

Author: Sean McCoy

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Virgin Islands Daily News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=67,2777,0,0,1,0

The turquoise waters and swaying palms of St. Thomas could not be much farther from the Indian birthplace of Buddhism, but local practitioners of the eastern religion, as well as others seeking spiritual enlightenment or simply a clear mind, soon will have a space for meditation on the northern shore of St. Thomas...

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2,500 Indonesian Youth Pray Together for Peace in Interfaith Service

May 23, 2006

Source: catholic.org/UCA News

http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=19942

On May 23, 2006 UCA News reported, "About 2,500 young people from six religions took part in an interfaith prayer service held to reinforce the climate of interreligious harmony in North Sulawesi province. The Interfaith Youth Celebration held May 15 was organized by the recently formed Interfaith Youth Forum of North Sulawesi. It took place at the...

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Muslims in Jakarta March in Favor of Anti-Pornography Bill

May 22, 2006

Source: todayonline.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.todayonline.com/articles/119743.asp

On May 22, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Up to 100,000 people jammed streets in the Indonesian capital yesterday, shouting slogans and hoisting banners in support of a proposed anti-pornography law that critics fear will erode the mostly Muslim nation's secular traditions. The protesters, who arrived in buses organised by mosques and conservative...

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