Buddhism

UN Aproves Philippine Proposal for Interfaith Dialogue Amont Nations

November 16, 2004

Source: The Manila Times

http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2004/nov/16/yehey/top_stories/20041116top11.html

On November 16, 2004 The Manila Times reported, "The United Nations has adopted the Philippine government’s proposal for an interfaith dialogue among nations to support peace-building efforts of the international community. Speaker Jose de Venecia, the original proponent of the interfaith dialogue, welcomed the...

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Queen Calls for End to Violence in Southern Part of Country

November 16, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4017485.stm

On November 16, 2004 the BBC News reported, "The Queen of Thailand has made a rare public appeal calling for an end to the violence in the country's south.

During a 45-minute televised address, Queen Sirikit spoke of the suffering of ordinary Thais caught in the violence.

Earlier, Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra blamed the violence on Thai Muslims who had studied Islam...

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Westerns Go East to Learn About Buddhism

November 16, 2004

Source: Voice of America

http://www.voanews.com/english/NewsAnalysis/2004-11-16-voa43.cfm

On November 16, 2004 Voice of America ran a feature article on Westerners traveling east to learn about Buddhism. The article focused on several different Western students of Buddhism: "Jeffrey Oliver, an Australian with a relaxed presence and penetrating blue eyes, is discussing Vipassana, or insight meditation, at a large temple in Bangkok... Mr. Oliver was a...

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Corvallis Zen Circle

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 12 November 2004.

Phone: 541-754-4124

Escondido Temple Approved

November 10, 2004

Source: North Carolina Times

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2004/10/14/news/inland/23_26_0010_13_04.txt

On November 10, 2004 North Carolina Times reported, "the City Council reversed itself and voted Wednesday to allow a Tibetan Buddhist center on a cul-de-sac, after praising both neighbors and the developer for stopping a months-long fight and finding a compromise. The council voted 3-2, with council members Ed Gallo and Marie Waldron...

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Buddhist Peace Fellowship Release Statement After the Elections

November 6, 2004

Source: The Buddhist Peace Fellowship

http://www.bpf.org/html/whats_now/events/postelection.html

On November 6, 2004 The Buddhist Peace Fellowship released a statement concerning the 2004 Election. "The 2004 U.S. presidential election has finally come to an end. Some of us are deeply unhappy about the outcome and others are rejoicing. Many people have mixed feelings. All of us cherish the same dream of safety and happiness, but our fears, beliefs, and the...

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Buddhism Growing But Virtually Invisible to Most Citizens

November 4, 2004

Source: The Copenhagen Post

http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=8116

On November 4, 2004 The Copenhagen Post reported, "In just 25 years, the number of Buddhists in Denmark has risen from 2,000 to 17,000-18,000. Despite its increasingly popularity, Buddhists are virtually invisible to many Danes After winning over more than 400 million adherents around the world, Buddhism is now gaining a foothold in Danish society. Just 25 years ago, the Asian religion had some 2...

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Islamic Leaders Warn of Reprisal After Death of 85 Muslims During Protest

November 4, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3981159.stm

On November 4, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Thailand's troubled south remains tense after a series of violent incidents left at least seven people dead.

The killings came a week after 85 Muslims were killed when a protest turned violent, many of them suffocated while in police custody.

Islamic leaders warned that the tragedy could trigger reprisal attacks in Thailand's mainly...

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In OR, Zen Buddhist Create Prayer Flags in Remembrance of WWII Bombing of Japan

October 30, 2004

Source: Albany Democrat Herald

http://www.democratherald.com/articles/2004/10/30/news/local/news06.txt

On October 30, 2004 Albany Democrat Herald reported, "on Saturday, more than 20 people made Buddhist prayer flags at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting Room [in Corvalis, OR]. The flags feature images of Jizo, a holy Buddhist figure, and will be given away in Japan in August for the 60th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. About...

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