Buddhism

Interfaith Gathering Opposes County Gay Pride Ban

September 18, 2005

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/09/18/Hillsborough/Gathering_opposes_gay.shtml

On September 18, 2005 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "Responding to Hillsborough County commissioners' gay pride ban, about 85 people gathered for an interfaith worship service in downtown Tampa on Saturday afternoon. Representatives from the Tampa Bay area's Christian, Jewish, Pagan and Buddhist communities spoke at the service... Some...

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Opinion: Appointment of Muslim Chief of Army Shows Govt Not Anti-Muslim

September 18, 2005

Source: Gulf News

http://www.gulf-news.com/Articles/OpinionNF.asp?ArticleID=182338

On September 18, 2005 the Gulf News ran an opinion piece by Dr. Abdullah Al Madani, a Bahrain-based Gulf researcher and writer on Asian affairs, on the recent appointment of a Muslim to the position of Chief of Army in Thaliand. Al Madani comments, "Extremist individuals and groups in the Arab and Islamic world... accuse [Thailand] of discriminating against its Muslim...

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Dalai Lama Speaks to Thousands at Idaho Resort

September 16, 2005

Source: Summit Daily News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.summitdaily.com/article/20050916/NEWS/109160026

On September 16, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "More than 15,000 people, including business leaders, congressmen, former ambassadors and just plain folks gathered in this mountain resort to listen to the Dalai Lama this week during a series of speaking engagements commemorating the fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror...

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Buddhist Monks Take Business Courses to Learn Temple Management

September 15, 2005

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-1780856,00.html

On September 15, 2005 The Times reported, "Zen and the art of business management have reached China: monks from the Jade Buddha Monastery in Shanghai are attending business school. The Antai School of Management accepted 18 of them this month for a new MBA course in temple management. 'We live in the metropolis of Shanghai and we need to find a way to interact between Buddhism and...

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Concerns Raised Over Governor's Support of Dalai Lama's Visit

September 12, 2005

Source: Casper Star Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.casperstartribune.net/articles/2005/09/12/news/national/8623d38ff3c9cbe68725707a00034848.txt

On September 12, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Some parents say they're concerned that Gov. Dirk Kempthorne is arranging for their children to communicate with the Dalai Lama. Kempthorne has encouraged Idaho students to write essays...

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2,000 In Clearwater, Faith Communities Come Together in Prayer and Compassion

September 10, 2005

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/09/10/Northpinellas/Faiths_join_for_praye.shtml

On September 10, 2005 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "The Rev. Leddy Hammock held a candle and looked up at the dozens of people at an interfaith remembrance service for Hurricane Katrina victims Tuesday. 'We gather to rebuild a levee against all human tears,' she told them. A few minutes later, the lights were dimmed, and each person in...

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A Symbol of Buddhism in Biloxi Survives Katrina

September 9, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/08/AR2005090802141.html

On September 9, 2005 The Washington Post reported, " It took 30 years for Vietnamese refugees to turn a homely corner of Biloxi into a thriving neighborhood -- and 13 hours of Katrina to send them back to the day they came here. Much of the neighborhood is either leveled or broken beyond repair. The My Viet Supermarket is...

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Western Kentucky University Students Have Range of Local Worship Options

September 8, 2005

Source: Western Kentucky University Herald

http://www.wkuherald.com/media/paper603/news/2005/09/08/Diversions/Many-Worship.Options.Available.Near.Campus-979061.shtml

On September 8, 2005 the Western Kentucky University Herald reported, "Many students have difficulty finding a place to worship after enrolling at Western. Other students may have trouble adjusting to new venues of worship... Several...

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Katrina Memorial Ceremony Held at Washington Buddhist Vihara

September 8, 2005

Source: Daily News

http://www.dailynews.lk/2005/09/08/news16.htm

On September 8, 2005 the Daily News reported, "A memorial ceremony was... held at the Washington Buddhist Vihara in Washington DC on September 4 under the patronage of Ven. Maharagama Dhammasiri Thera, chief incumbent of the Vihara, to offer merit to those killed in the hurricane and to bless those affected by it. This event was attended by the Ambassador and the Sri Lankan community living in the Greater...

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Interfaith Lay Academy Celebrates 25 Years

September 7, 2005

Source: delawareonline.com

http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050907/LIFE/509070316/1005

On September 7, 2005 delawareonline.com reported, "In 1980 it was rare to find education classes at one's house of worship teaching about another faith. That's why the Interfaith Lay Academy was born. Over the years it's been possible to learn about Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism as well as topics such as dreams...

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