Buddhism

World Religions Day in Redlands, CA

January 15, 2004

Source: Redland Daily Facts

http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/Stories/0,1413,209~22484~1893532,00.html

On January 15, 2004 Redland Daily Facts reported that "a local observance of World Religion Day is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 18. The program will include representatives from major world religions, including Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam and the Baha'i faith. 'The aim of World Religion Day is to foster the...

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Jikji-sa Temple Preserves History in Midst of Modern Renovations

January 14, 2004

Source: The Korea Times

http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/culture/200401/kt2004011419504611000.htm

On January 14, 2004 The Korea Times ran a travel story featuring the Jikji-sa Temple in Kimchon: "Located on the eastern gentle foothills of Mt. Hwangak approximately 20 minutes from downtown Kimchon, Jikji-sa, which was built in 418 A.D., is also one of the first temples in Korea. Originally consisting of over 40 buildings, only 20 of them remain today...

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No to Exams on Lunar New Year

January 13, 2004

Source: Sing Tao Daily

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1220

On January 13, 2004 Sing Tao Daily reported, "By scheduling mid-year exams on Lunar New Year’s Day, some New York public high schools have incensed the Chinese community. On Jan. 13, under pressure from the community, Joel Klein, chancellor of the NYC Department of Education (DOE), sent letters to school principals asking them to rearrange exam dates for students who’d like to...

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Hawaii's First Homegrown Buddhist Minister

January 13, 2004

Source: The Honolulu Advertiser

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2004/Jan/13/il/il04a.html

On January 13, 2004 The Honolulu Advertiser published an interview with Mary Beth Jiko Oshima-Nakade, who "received her Buddhist ministerial training in Kona, on the Big Island, and is Hawai'i's first homegrown minister of a major Buddhist sect. She serves as Assistant minister at Daifukuji Soto Mission in Kona — a trend other major Buddhist sects watch...

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Prime Minister Urges Citizens to End Religious Divisions

January 11, 2004

Source: The News International

http://jang.com.pk/thenews/jan2004-daily/11-01-2004/world/w3.htm

On January 11, 2004 The News International reported, "In a bid to choke off support for Islamic insurgents, Thailand’s prime minister on Saturday vowed to bring economic prosperity to the nation’s impoverished south and called on the nation’s Muslim minority to unite with the Buddhist majority. Speaking in his weekly radio address, Prime...

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Muslims Flee Persecution, Mass Arrests

January 10, 2004

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2004-01/10/article03.shtml

On January 10, 2004 IslamOnline.net reported, "Terrorized by the latest spree of mass arrests and a crackdown on Islamic schools by the Thai authorities, scores of Muslims, including scholars and leaders, are either hiding or fleeing south Thailand. 'The Thai government is using the recent attacks on soldiers as a reason to order mass arrests and impose fear on...

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Blair Accused of Snubbing Dalai Lama

January 10, 2004

Source: The Independent

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=479780

On January 10, 2004 The Independent reported, "Tony Blair was accused last night of snubbing the Dalai Lama by refusing to meet the exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader when he visits Britain in May. The Tibet Society said the Prime Minister's refusal - because of 'other diary commitments' - undermined British ministers' call to the Chinese government to negotiate with the...

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Vietnamese Immigrant Buddhist Monk Now Teaching in Baton Rouge

January 10, 2004

Source: The Advocate

http://www.2theadvocate.com/stories/011004/rel_10rel001.shtml

On January 10, 2004 The Advocate ran a feature article on Vietnamese monk Thich dao Quang, Baton Rouge's only Buddhist monk: "The journey that brought Quang to Baton Rouge goes back to when he was 8 years old..Growing up under Communism, Quang said he saw inequality and discrimination throughout Vietnamese society...Seeking to understand why there were inequities in the world...

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Oakland Buddhist Temple Will Have Larger Space in Richmond (Calif.)

January 9, 2004

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/0 1/09/EBG1244F571.DTL

On January 9, 2004 the San Francisco Chronicle reported, "In late November, after a 10-year hunt for a larger space, the [Lao Rattanaram Temple's] board of directors closed the deal to buy a church at Barrett Avenue near Richmond's civic center. The Jan. 17 move [from Oakland to Richmond] means a bigger...

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Buddhist Temple in CA

January 5, 2004

Source: North County Times

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2004/01/06/news/community/1_5_0421_40_58.txt

On January 5, 2004 the North County Times published an article on the Wat Buddhamonthol Buddhist temple, "one of a number of temples that have sprung up to serve the growing Thai population in Southern California ---- including sites in Moreno Valley, San Bernardino, Escondido and Valley Center. Today, the small wat in Wildomar serves a...

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Bay Area Celebrates Buddhist Art

January 4, 2004

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2004/01/04/PKG3O411FQ1.DTL

On January 4, 2004 The San Francisco Chronicle reported, "From the first Chinatown temples through the Beat era and into the 21st century, Buddhism has been contributing to the cultural palette of the Bay Area and California. So when Jacquelynn Baas, former director of the Berkeley Art Museum, heard about...

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Ohio Locals Embrace Diversity and Mysticism

January 4, 2004

Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer

http://www.cleveland.com/religion/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/living/107296383830590.xml

On January 4, 2004 The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported, "All over Northeast Ohio, in secular institutions and in Episcopal, United Methodist, Congregational, Baptist and Catholic settings, spiritual seekers are rediscovering the path of the labyrinth as a source of reflection... Northeast Ohioans seeking ways to...

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