Buddhism

Tzu Chi's Disaster Assistance Continues As Mobile Clinic Reaches Houston

September 6, 2005

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=2,1652,0,0,1,0

On September 6, 2005 The Buddhist Channel reported, "After 40 hours of driving, the Tzu Chi Mobile Clinic finally arrived in Houston to help the evacuees of Hurricane Katrina. The mobile clinic left from the Buddhist Tzu Chi Free Clinic in the Los Angeles area, early Tuesday morning... One week after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, evacuees continue to arrive in Houston,...

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Diverse Religious Responses to the Tragedy of Katrina

September 5, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/04/AR2005090401466.html

On September 5, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "At houses of worship across the Washington area, people struggled this weekend to understand the catastrophe of Katrina through the prism of their faiths, and to use their religious beliefs as a cornerstone of their response... For members of Washington's large immigrant...

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Tzu Chi Foundation Assists Evacuees in Houston

September 5, 2005

Source: ReliefWeb/Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/EVOD-6FXGHD?OpenDocument

On September 5, 2005 the Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation reported, "The Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation has begun providing emergency assistance to Hurricane Katrina evacuees in Texas, as Tzu Chi members across the world started to raise funds for the relief efforts. Tzu Chi has committed US$4 million for emergency help to...

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Robert Wuthnow Explores Religious Diversity in America

September 5, 2005

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/opinion/12564433.htm

On September 5, 2005 The Charlotte Observer ran a book review of America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity by Robert Wuthnow. "Wuthnow draws on the results of the national Religion and Diversity Survey as well as 300 in-depth interviews conducted in 14 metropolitan areas, including Charlotte... Hindus, Buddhists and Muslims represent what Wuthnow...

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Venerable Thich Dao Quang, in Biloxi for Vu Lan, Returns Home Unhurt

September 5, 2005

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=2,1638,0,0,1,0

On September 5, 2005 The Buddhist Channel reported, "The Buddhist Channel has been informed that Venerable Thich Dao Quang and the pilgrimage group caught in hurricane Katrina's path in Biloxi, Mississippi have arrived safely back to their home in southern California. Venerable Thich Dao Quang and the group was in Biloxi to celebrate Vu Ian, a festival of Vietnamese origin...

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At the Indianapolis Museum of Arts, Consecration of the Asian Galleries Will Include Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim Ceremonies

September 3, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050903/LIVING/509030381/1007/LIVING

On September 3, 2005 The Indianapolis Star reported, "In the Hindu faith, Ganesha is the elephant-headed god of success, education, wisdom and wealth. The Indianapolis Museum of Art will tap into that spirit Thursday when a Hindu priest calls upon Ganesha and performs a consecration ceremony of the museum's Asian...

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Mississippi Gulf Coast, Hard Hit by Katrina, a Place of Religious Diversity

September 3, 2005

Source: The Grand Forks Herald / The Sun Herald

http://www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/12549073.htm

On September 3, 2005 The Sun Herald reported, "Religion isn't just a seasonal practice here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It is well integrated into the lives of most of those who live here, with a majority attending at least Sunday services. Many also attend midweek prayer service or additional masses... Whereas upstate Mississippi tends to be Southern Baptist, or...

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Shelter from the Storm at a Vietnamese Convent in Houston

September 2, 2005

Source: NCM

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=adfd5b6545a4dcc33508697b1d593933

On September 2, 2005 New California Media reported, "In just a few days, the population of Da Minh Convent in Houston, Texas, has increased more than 3 folds. The convent which housed 50 nuns received more than 100 refugees, victims of Katrina Hurricane. More are still coming. Sister Hang Pham said: 'Since Monday, while the...

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In Biloxi, Houses of Worship Damaged, Destroyed

September 2, 2005

Source: FortWayne.com / Biloxi Sun Herald

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/news/local/12546489.htm

On September 2, 2005 the Biloxi Sun Herald reported, "Churches of all denominations are gone or dangerously damaged along the Coast, but... signs indicate faith can prevail. In Gulfport, St. Mark's and St. Peter's by-the-Sea, among the six destroyed Coast Episcopal churches, will hold Sunday services on their slabs... For those who need the comfort...

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Buddhist Peace Fellowship's Statement on the Crisis of Hurricane Katrina

September 1, 2005

Source: Buddhist Peace Fellowship

http://www.bpf.org/html/resources_and_links/statements/Katrina.html

On September 1, 2005 the Buddhist Peace Fellowship released a statement concerning Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. "The Buddhist Peace Fellowship sends our thoughts and prayers to all those who have been affected by Hurricane Katrina, especially the citizens of New Orleans. We can’t begin to imagine the scope of this tragedy, as it unfolds...

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Reinstitution of Religious Degree Causes Buddhist Lamas to Hit the Books

August 29, 2005

Source: People's Daily Online/Xinhua

http://english1.peopledaily.com.cn/200508/29/eng20050829_205118.html

On August 29, 2005 Xinhua reported, "The young monk's dream is to obtain a religious degree in Gexe from the yellow sect Gelugba school of the Tibetan Buddhism. Namgyai said that the degree, which is like a religious doctorate, has been a popular topic among his fellow monks since the examination system for it was restored last year... Examinations...

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Exiled Tibetan Nuns Thrive in Seattle

August 29, 2005

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/238407_nuns29.html

On August 29, 2005 the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported, "The photographs of women on the walls of the Tibetan Nuns Project -- which came home to Seattle this spring -- are of young novices and wizened veterans with shaved heads erupting in laughter in their red-and-saffron robes. A video of their life in exile shows similarly animated nuns doing farming and debating...

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Coalition of Christian Schools Files Suit Claiming Bias at the University of California

August 27, 2005

Source: Daily Bulletin

http://www.dailybulletin.com/Stories/0,1413,203~26127~3029826,00.html

On August 27, 2005 the Daily Bulletin reported, "A group representing religious schools in the state is suing the University of California admissions officials for allegedly discriminating against high schools that teach creationism and other conservative Christian viewpoints. The Association of Christian Schools International, which represents more than 800...

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