Buddhism

Christian Theologians in Asia Invite Interfaith Perspectives on Globalization

April 5, 2006

Source: Catholic Online/UCANews

http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=19324

On April 5, 2006 UCANews reported, "Christian theologians in Asia brought Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic religious experience into their reflections recently on how religions can serve society in this age of globalization. The Sixth Asian Theological Conference, held March 24-31 in Colombo, brought together 15 theologians from Bangladesh, India,...

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Muslim Clerics Give Women Permission to Join Armed Forces

April 4, 2006

Source: Everything Sri Lanka

Wire Service: AP

http://www.lankaeverything.com/vinews/education/20060404061208.php

On April 4, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Islamic clerics on Monday gave Muslim women permission to join Sri Lanka's first exclusively Muslim infantry battalion to help provide security in the country's insurgency-wracked east, a religious leader said. Few Muslims serve in Sri Lanka's armed forces, and...

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China Considers Dalai Lama Visit

April 3, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2006-04-03-china-dalai-lama_x.htm

On April 3, 2006 USA Today reported, "China suggested Monday that it was open to a visit from the Dalai Lama and to establishing ties with the Vatican. The Dalai Lama, exiled spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists, announced last month that he hoped to travel to China on a pilgrimage. He said envoys had conveyed his message to officials in Beijing. He has repeatedly...

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Fresno Buddhists Prepare to Celebrate the Buddha’s Birthday

April 1, 2006

Source: The Fresno Bee

http://www.fresnobee.com/local/religion/story/12004442p-12763817c.html

On April 1, 2006 The Fresno Bee reported, "In the United States, Buddha's birthday is a major occasion for Buddhists, who at 1.5 million worshippers represent the country's fourth-largest religion. Denominations such as Jodo Shinshu, which is practiced at Fresno Betsuin Buddhist Temple and member temples such as Clovis Buddhist Temple, hold a special service...

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Dalai Lama Links Terrorism to Western Lifestyles

March 31, 2006

Source: BreitBart.com

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/03/31/060401035006.59wi4hgk.html

On March 31, 2006 Agence France-Presse reported, "The Dalai Lama says that were Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden killed that hatred would cause another 10 like him to spring up, in an interview with a British newspaper. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader told The Daily Telegraph that terrorists should be treated...

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Asian Arts Fairs Offer Something for Everyone

March 31, 2006

Source: International Herald Tribune

http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/03/31/news/asiaweek.php

On March 31, 2006 the International Herald Tribune reported, "Two substantial Asian art fairs have taken over the Seventh Regiment Armory on Park Avenue and the Gramercy Park Armory. About two dozen special gallery exhibitions are spread around the Upper East Side. Timed to coincide with the fairs and mounted by local and visiting dealers, some are sublime. But this year...

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Interfaith Sanctuary at University of Chicago Set to Open

March 30, 2006

Source: University of Chicago Chronicle

http://chronicle.uchicago.edu/060330/sanctuary.shtml

On March 30, 2006 the University of Chicago Chronicle reported, "To meet the needs of a community becoming increasingly diverse and mirroring the religious complexion of the world, the underground floor of [Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, built on the University's campus in 1928] has been transformed from a basement into the new Interreligious Center... The new space provides a...

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Buddhist Temple Reaches Out to Public for Priest

March 27, 2006

Source: The Asahi Shimbun

http://www.asahi.com/english/Herald-asahi/TKY200603270106.html

On March 27, 2006 The Asahi Shimbun reported, "According to [Noriyuki] Ueda, [a cultural anthropologist and associate professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology] there are about 80,000 temples around the nation. But a shortage of priest successors to keep them in business has become an increasingly serious problem. A survey by one Buddhist sect found that 35 percent of...

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Final Edits Underway in Contested Textbooks

March 24, 2006

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_3634817

On March 24, 2006 The Argus reported, "Members of the California Board of Education began meetings with publishers Thursday for final editing sessions of sixth-grade history textbooks. The Sacramento meeting comes despite lawsuits filed against the state by two Hindu groups, who challenge the way Hinduism is presented in the books and who say they take issue with the way the state went about...

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Researcher Goes on Scene to Interfaith Meeting

March 23, 2006

Source: Athens News

http://www.athensnews.com/issue/article.php3?story_id=23845

On March 23, 2006 the Athens News reported, "Tim Pappa, 23, an Ohio University graduate student in the Southeast Asia Studies Department, is in Indonesia researching communication of progressive Islamic ideas among Islamic boarding school communities. He is filing a series of dispatches about his experiences for The NEWS. He writes, '[Marzuki] Rais [the Islam...

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Buddha Boy Reappears Briefly

March 20, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4824530.stm

On March 20, 2006 BBC News reported, "A missing Nepalese teenager popularly known as 'Buddha Boy' reappeared briefly on Sunday, his followers say. The committee managing the meditation site of Ram Bomjan, 16, released video of its members purportedly meeting the boy near his village in southern Nepal. The boy's meditation and apparent 10-month fast attracted global attention before he vanished...

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Iowa City Residents Take to Buddhist Practices

March 20, 2006

Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen

http://www.press-citizen.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060320/NEWS01/603200321/1079

On March 20, 2006 the Iowa City Press-Citizen reported, "Jean Robinson sat in the lotus position on a low couch in the living room of her apartment, her hands on her knees. Her eyes closed, she concentrated on her breathing as she meditated. On occasion, she quietly chanted a mantra in Tibetan, rolling a mala, or set...

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Industry Fair Educates Citizens in Seoul About Buddhism

March 20, 2006

Source: Korea Times

http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/culture/200603/kt2006032017013111700.htm

On March 20, 2006 the Korea Times reported, "Exhibiting Buddhist statues, Dharma drawings, rosary beads, clerical robes, tea ceremony utensils and other sacred objects, a Buddhist industry fair will take place at the Seoul Trade Exhibition Center in southern Seoul from Thursday for a four-day run. Hosted by Buddhist radio broadcaster BBS, the fair will be...

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