Buddhism

Buddhist Temple Focus of Neighborhood Complaints

October 23, 2005

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Cyprus Mail

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,1848,0,0,1,0

On October 23, 2005 the Cyprus Mail reported, "Peaceful Buddhist worshippers in Strovolos have had their faith tested by an unfriendly neighbour who set the authorities on them, and had police visit them on the pretext of having a mass of 'unsightly shoes' outside the temple door. The temple, formerly a Buddhist information centre, and only set up in July this year...

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Neuroscientists Protest Against Dalai Lama Speaking at Conference

October 21, 2005

Source: Taipei Times

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2005/10/21/2003276707

On October 21, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "US neurologists have raised objections to plans for exiled Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama to open their annual convention, saying that a non-scientist has no place lecturing them about science.

More than 700 members of the Society for Neuroscience...

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"Coffee Conversations" Bring Together Muslims, Christians, Baha'is, Buddhists and Jews in Charlotte

October 19, 2005

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/local/states/north_carolina/counties/mecklenburg/12938157.htm

On October 19, 2005 The Charlotte Observer reported, "Coffee Conversations, a new Mecklenburg Ministries program geared for young professionals, will kick off at 6 p.m. next Wednesday at the Dowd YMCA. The program will consist of a series of informal dialogues about the role of...

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Soka Gokkai Provides $30,000 in Earthquake Relief Aid

October 18, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News/PR Newswire

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/051018/lntu004.html?.v=16

On October 18, 2005 PR Newswire reported, "Soka Gakkai Vice General Director Minoru Harada and Vice President Kenji Yoshigo visited the Pakistan Embassy in Tokyo on October 17 to express condolences for the country's loss and donate US$30,000 (3,400,000 yen) to the President's Relief Fund for Earthquake Victims for those affected by the devastating earthquake which hit northeastern...

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Ministry of Defense Appoints First Muslim, Sikh, Hindu and Buddhist Chaplains

October 18, 2005

Source: Ministry of Defence press release

http://news.mod.uk/news/press/news_press_notice.asp?newsItem_id=3652

On October 18, 2005 a Ministry of Defence press release reported, "The first Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh chaplains to the Armed Forces have been appointed, the Under Secretary of State for Defence, Don Touhig announced today. The appointments reflect the diverse nature of personnel serving in the Armed Forces and represent the largest of...

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First Burmese Buddhist Festival Held in Sorasund

October 17, 2005

Source: Democratic Voice of Burma

http://english.dvb.no/news.php?id=5764

On October 17, 2005 the Democratic Voice of Burma reported, "Burmese Buddhist festival Abidama Day (Thadingyut Festival) was held for the first time in Norway at an old people home in Sorasund on 17 October. The event was attended by around 50 Burmese Buddhist refugees led by elected representative Bo Thaung and 30 Norwegian friends. The religious ceremony was performed by Reverend Withudi who expressed his...

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Buddhist Calls Income Tax Policies Discriminatory

October 17, 2005

Source: CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2005/10/17/buddhist-tax-challenge051017.html

On October 17, 2005 CBC News reported, "A Buddhist says the Income Tax Act is discriminatory because he can't deduct the cost of alternative medical treatments for his allergies and environmental sensitivities. Frank Tall, a math professor at the University of Toronto, is using the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to challenge the act in...

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Prime Minister Urges Calm After Buddhist Murders

October 17, 2005

Source: Reuters

http://today.reuters.com/News/CrisesArticle.aspx?storyId=BKK206284

On October 17, 2005 Reuters reported, "Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra called for calm in the restive Muslim south on Monday after the murders of a monk and two teenage boys at a Buddhist temple stoked fears of growing religious tension.

'Even Muslim leaders cannot stand this. It was an act human beings would not dare to do,' Thaksin told reporters when...

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Religious Makeup Shifts with Growing Number of Pagans, Immigrant Religious Traditions

October 16, 2005

Source: The Age

On October 16, 2005 The Age reported, "[Caroline] Tully [a witch in Melbourne] is part of an Australian trend in which witches and charismatic Christians are leading religious growth. Many women are turning to witchcraft or paganism as a reaction to the patriarchal nature of traditional Christianity. Academic Dr Philip Hughes, of the Christian Research Association, told a Melbourne seminar on spirituality that 'nature' religions rose by 140 per cent between 1996 and 2001. Agnostics are on the rise, too. For many, the nature religions were...

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Police Launch Training Book on Religious Diversity

October 11, 2005

Source: New Zealand Police

http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/2146.php

On October 11, 2005 the New Zealand Police press release reported, "The Police Religious Diversity Book will be launched in Christchurch on Wednesay 12 October 2005. 'A Practical Reference to Religious Diversity' covers seven major religious faiths including Maori spirituality, Buddhist Faith, Christian Faith, Hindu Faith, Islamic Faith, Jewish Faith, and the Sikh Faith. The book provides...

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Buddhist Relics on Tour Lend History to Bostonians

October 10, 2005

Source: The Patriot Ledger

http://ledger.southofboston.com/articles/2005/10/10/news/news03.txt

On October 10, 2005 The Patriot Ledger reported, "Just off busy Washington Street near Quincy Center, hundreds of Buddhists sought enlightenment this weekend.

Near the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, the sweet smell of incense drifted from the Massachusetts Budhi Siksa Society’s Thousand Buddha Temple.

Inside, Buddhists from...

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