Buddhism

Vietnamese Buddhists Struggle to Carve Out a Space

August 22, 2005

Source: NCM

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=1fe49af202739b83cd0f6c0ed9b277e4

On August 22, 2005 New California Media reported, "Places of worship are growing in Australia at a phenomenal rate. In Sydney alone, there are more than 150 Buddhist temples. But while large mosques and temples have the funding to deal with bureaucracy, many home-converted temples run into problems. Neighbors may complain...

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Buddhist Center for Women’s Ordination Opens in Fremont

August 22, 2005

Source: Tri-Valley Herald

http://www.insidebayarea.com/trivalleyherald/localnews/ci_2962203

On August 22, 2005 the Tri-Valley Herald reported, "In a nondescript two-story house in a residential neighborhood... two women with shaved heads wearing rust and saffron robes sit on mats and meditate... [Bhikkhuni Sister Tathaaloka] is one of two fully ordained female Buddhist bhikkhunis who spent much of last week turning [a] rented home on Essanay Place in...

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Buddhists Celebrate 100 Years in the Country

August 20, 2005

Source: The Gazette

http://www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=f54ef1a5-e634-481a-b113-62ce77e72b79

On August 20, 2005 The Gazette reported, "Celebrations marking 100 years of Buddhism in Canada will be opened today by his eminence Monshu Koshin Otani, lord abbot of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism in Japan. He is the 24th Monshu, a hereditary position, and descendant of Shinran Shonin (1173-1262), the...

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Bill Gives Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Buddhist Women Equal Property Rights in India

August 16, 2005

Source: Sify News

Wire Service: PTI

http://sify.com/news/othernews/fullstory.php?id=13918853

On August 16, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "A landmark legislation aimed at giving Hindu, Buddhist, Jain or Sikh women equal rights in inheritance of property was passed by the Rajya Sabha today. The Hindu Succession (Amendment) Bill, 2004, moved by Law Minister H R Bhardwaj, proposes to remove the discrimination contained in...

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Chicago Police Department Diversity Videos Educate Officers on Non-Christian Faiths (2005)

After the terror attacks of 9/11 there was an alarming number of incidents of violence across the United States against people who were perceived to be Muslim. In Chicago, Police Chief Terry Hillard held a multi-cultural forum to hear feedback from people of all religions on post-9/11 backlash. At these forums he learned that his officers were often ignorant about non-Christian faiths and were sometimes rude to people from these communities. Using a grant from the Justice Department and guidance from lay leaders and clergy in each religious community, the police department created a series...

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Obon Festival Celebrated in Upper Deerfield

August 15, 2005

Source: The Daily Journal

http://www.thedailyjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050815/NEWS01/508150308/1002

On August 15, 2005 The Daily Journal reported, "Seabrook Buddhist Temple members celebrated their 60th annual Obon Festival this weekend with incense, dance, drums and colorful lanterns. The holiday is a happy occasion, when Buddhists believe the souls of departed relatives and ancestors come back to Earth to be with...

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Interfaith Dialogue Held in Delhi

August 15, 2005

Source: Hindu Press International / Cihan News Agency

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2005/8/16.shtml#3

On August 15, 2005 the Cihan News Agency reported, "A symposium titled, 'Peace, tolerance and harmony among world religions,' was held in New Delhi Sunday by the 'Inter Faith Harmony Platform,' which was established by Indian Muslims. Many representatives from different religions participated in the symposium that was held for the first time in India. Indian deputy...

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As Catholic Churches Close, Other Houses of Worship Thrive

August 14, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2005/08/14/on_roads_less_traveled_spirituality_takes_flight/

On August 14, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "At a time when headlines are dominated by the closing of Catholic churches, and community leaders are wondering about the toll that Sunday morning athletic contests are taking on religion, [Anthony Milas, a Baptist Pastor from Salem, New Hampshire...

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On Roads Less Traveled, Spirituality Takes Flight

August 14, 2005

Author: Christine McConville

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2005/08/14/on_roads_less_traveled_spirituality_takes_flight/

Pastor Anthony Milas has a big problem: his parish in Salem, N.H., keeps growing.

The 30-year-old church on Sand Hill Road can no longer handle the growing congregation of about 700 people, and after shopping around in vain for a larger...

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China Struggles to Diminish Appeal of Tibetan Buddhism

August 14, 2005

Source: CNEWS

Wire Service: AP

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2005/08/14/1173036-ap.html

On August 14, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "More than four decades after the Dalai Lama fled Tibet during an unsuccessful revolt against Chinese rule, Beijing's efforts to diminish and discredit him have failed. Living across the border in India, he is widely known in China and abroad... In Tibet itself, where his picture is...

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