Buddhism

The Buddha's Birthday Celebrated in New York City

May 11, 2006

Source: The Martin Marty Center

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2006/0511.shtml

On May 11, 2006 The Martin Marty Center published an article by Matthew Weiner, Director of Programming at the Interfaith Center of New York and a Ph.D. candidate at Union Theological Seminary: "May marks the anniversary of the Buddha's birth more than 2,500 years ago. And now, all across America, Buddhists are observing 'Vesak,' a highly significant time...

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China Blames Unrest in Lhasa on the Dalai Lama

May 10, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4757125.stm

On May 10, 2006 BBC News reported, "China has blamed the Dalai Lama for an outbreak of violence at a Buddhist monastery in Tibet, accusing the exiled spiritual leader of stirring up unrest. The official Xinhua news agency said 17 Tibetans on 14 March destroyed a pair of statues at Lhasa's Ganden Monastery depicting the deity Dorje Shugden. Lhasa's mayor blamed the destruction on followers...

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Bristol Catholics Offer Buddhists Message Calling for Greater Understanding

May 10, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bristol/content/articles/2006/05/10/vatican_message_feature.shtml

On May 10, 2006 BBC News reported, "A message from the Vatican calling for greater understanding between faiths has been presented to Bristol Buddhists. The message, written by English archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, was given to the Lam Rim community on the Buddhist feast of Vesakh. Vesakh (also known as Wesak and Visakha) is the...

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Buddhists Front $60 Million to Disgraced Stem-Cell Scientist

May 9, 2006

Source: Channel News Asia

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/207381/1/.html

On May 9, 2006 Channel News Asia reported, "South Korean Buddhists have offered more than 60 million US dollars to allow disgraced stem cell expert Hwang Woo-Suk to resume his research, a senior monk said.

The head monk of a Buddhist temple and two Buddhist business leaders have put together 60 billion won (64.5 million dollars), mostly...

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Study Finds that Teaching World Religions Increases Respect for Constitutional Freedoms

May 8, 2006

Source: Associated Baptist Press

http://www.abpnews.com/1010.article.print

On May 8, 2006 Associated Baptist Press reported, "A new study suggests mandatory teaching about world religions in public schools can increase teenagers' respect for religious freedom and other constitutional rights. The research, released May 8 by a Virginia-based think tank, studied 400 ninth graders who took the course in the Modesto, Calif., public schools. The district has offered the class since...

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Op/Ed: "Where the Youth Are?" by Martin Marty

May 8, 2006

Source: The Martin Marty Center

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2006/0508.shtml

On May 8, 2006 Martin Marty of The Martin Marty Center wrote, "Numbers of excuses are given for the absence of the younger generations in interfaith causes. First, you have to care about faith to 'do' interfaith, and many don't care. Second, the framing of issues was done some time ago by people who are now old; that framing doesn't match what the young are...

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Middle School Students Take Interfaith Field Trip to Boston

May 5, 2006

Source: Brattleboro Reformer

http://www.reformer.com/headlines/ci_3787538

On May 5, 2006 Brattleboro Reformer reported, "For the seventh and eighth-graders at Hilltop Montessori School, the road to spiritual enlightenment leads to Boston. Next week, the students will visit a Buddhist monastery, a Hindu temple, a Jewish temple, a mosque, a Christian church and the shores of Walden Pond. It's all part of their year-long curriculum, which takes up this question: "what does it...

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Bush Leads White House National Day of Prayer

May 4, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/190/story_19073_1.html

On May 4, 2006 Beliefnet reported, "Calling the United States 'a nation of prayer,' President Bush marked the annual National Day of Prayer with an interfaith ceremony at the White House on Thursday (May 4). 'On this special day, we give thanks for the many ways that America has been blessed, and we acknowledge the Almighty, who is the source of these blessings,' the president told a crowd of...

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Buddhist Mob Burns Partially Built Church to the Ground

May 2, 2006

Source: News24

http://www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1925549,00.html

On May 2, 2006 News24 reported, "Some 300 Buddhist villagers, apparently angered by a rival faith within their community, have razed a partially built Christian church to the ground, near the Cambodian capital, says an official on Tuesday.

Ros Sithoeun, a representative of the area's Christian community, said that in a rare act of religious intolerance, the...

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Speakers at Interfaith Dialogue Conference Call for Inter-Religious Harmony

May 2, 2006

Source: New Nation

http://nation.ittefaq.com/artman/publish/article_27560.shtml

On May 2, 2006 the New Nation reported, "Speakers at a national interfaith dialogue in the city have emphasised the need for maintaining inter-religion harmony to ensure peace across the globe. Addressing the dialogue on 'Strengthening Social Stability in Bangladesh' held at CIRDAP auditorium, they said all religions are for peace and no religion preaches enmity among the people....

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Lottery Winner Donates Toward New Buddhist Temple in Lincoln

April 28, 2006

Source: casinocitytimes.com/Lincoln Journal Star

http://www.casinocitytimes.com/news/article.cfm?contentID=158158

On April 28, 2006 the Lincoln Journal Star reported, "For four years, members of Lincoln's Vietnamese Buddhist community have scrimped and saved for their dream of a new temple. Now they're $400,000 closer thanks to a gift from Powerball winner Quang Dao... The Vietnamese Buddhist community bought 20 acres in 2002 at Southwest 33rd Street and...

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Buddhist Monk Flees Tibet, Looking for a Freer Future

April 27, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4946414.stm

On April 27, 2006 BBC News reported, "A 23-year-old monk, who wishes to remain anonymous, describes his recent decision to flee Tibet for the Indian town of Dharamsala, the seat of the Dalai Lama's government in exile: 'For the last 11 years I lived and studied in Ganden monastery in Lhasa, Tibet. We were always urged [by the authorities] to oppose the Dalai Lama. Any open expression of...

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