Life Enrichment Center in Michigan

January 1, 2003

Source: The Flint Journal


On January 1, 2003 The Flint Journal reported that "C. K. Venkateswaran, a Sunday school teacher at the local Hindu Temple and Chinmaya Mission, began the readings with a peace prayer in Hindu... The Rev. Deborah Kohler, pastor of Woodside Church of Flint, read a Christian...

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Multifaith Thoughts for the New Year

December 31, 2002

Source: The Plain Dealer

On December 31, 2002 The Plain Dealer reported that "the Plain Dealer asked Northeast Ohioans representing different faiths to share their thoughts and prayers for the new year. If there is one theme that runs through these reflections, it is a sense of hope amid despair. Religious leaders seek faith to not only be peacemakers and serve the poor and the homeless and others in need next year, but to do what they believe is God's work with a spirit of joy and peace... Ven. Shih Ying-Fa, Abbot, CloudWater Zendo, Zen Center of...

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Buddhist Community in South Philadelphia

December 30, 2002

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer


On December 30, 2002 the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that "in South Philadelphia, it is yet one more sign of the establishment of a Southeast Asian ethnic enclave along a drag that, less than a decade ago, some residents called 'Ruin Street.' According to the 2000 census, the number of Asians in the neighborhood around the Italian Market tripled, although the overall population...

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Rhodes Scholar Eboo Patel

December 28, 2002

Source: Knight Ridder Tribune News Service


On December 28, 2002 the Knight Ridder Tribune News Service reported on "Eboo Patel, a 27-year-old Rhodes scholar with a pierced tongue, a devout Muslim with a vision of interfaith cooperation so bold that it recently landed him on a list of 30 'Young Visionaries' under age 30 compiled by Utne Reader magazine, a digest of alternative media... Patel wants to...

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Religion and Politics in Iowa and Tennessee

December 25, 2002

Source: The Commercial Appeal

On December 25, 2002 The Commercial Appeal reported that "Tennessee's Republican chairwoman has sent letters of apology to Buddhists  and Hindus for a party brochure intended as an attack on Democrat Phil Bredesen  during the fall election campaign. Republicans mailed a brochure to rural voters contending the curriculum that  Bredesen implemented as Nashville's mayor mandated the teaching of Buddhism and  Hinduism to second-graders. The one-page, fold-over brochure featured a picture of a cow on the front and  a quote: 'Teaches...

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"D" Report Card for Preserving Civil Liberties

December 24, 2002

Source: Religion News Service


On December 24, 2002 the Religion News Service reported that "a coalition of progressive religious leaders has given the nation's political leaders poor grades for the war on terrorism, including a grade of 'D' for preserving civil liberties... The Progressive Religious Partnership's recent 'Spiritual and Ethical Report Card' was...

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Lake Forest Academy Students Seek Answers Through Buddhism

December 21, 2002

Source: Chicago Daily Herald

On December 21, 2002 the Chicago Daily Herald reported that "a group of students [at Lake Forest Academy] is seeking answers to life's dilemmas through Buddhism. The bright lights in the breakfast room offer an appropriate setting for the meetings of the Buddhist Exploration Club. The air in the room is refreshingly cool and rejuvenating after a long day at school. The conversation is filled with long pauses as speakers choose the words to express the truths that Buddhism has revealed to them."

Differences Between Ethnic and Convert Buddhists

December 15, 2002

Source: Voice of America


On December 15, 2002 the Voice of America reported that "officially, there are about a million Buddhists in America. But because questions about religious identity are voluntary on any U.S. census survey, most experts believe the actual number may be as high as five million. What isn't a subject of debate is the fact that the overwhelming...

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Parbawatiya Buddhist Center in Florida

December 14, 2002

Source: St. Petersburg Times


On December 14, 2002 St. Petersburg Times reported that "meditations on themes such as cherishing are taught at the Parbawatiya Center [FL] almost every day. The center is in a converted house members bought a year ago. It is guided spiritually by Kadam (lay teacher) Lucy James and Kadam Nick Gillespie, both of Sarasota, and both originally...

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Quan Am Monastery Buddhist Community of Memphis and Vicinity

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 9 June 2003.

Phone: 901-362-8070
Email: cvanquoc@yahoo.com

The Center and Community

Beginning in May of 2002, the Quan Am Monastery has been located at the Goodlett location in Memphis, Tennessee. The community consists of approximately 100 people, the majority of whom are Vietnamese with approximately 15 Caucasians. Of those 100, approximately 15 are between the ages of 5 and 25. Quan Am Monastery has two...
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Interfaith Awareness Week Celebration at Wisconsin State Capitol

December 11, 2002

Source: Wisconsin State Journal

On December 11, 2002 Wisconsin State Journal reported that "Buddhists set up [a] display alongside those of other religious groups at the fifth annual Interfaith Awareness Week program Tuesday at the state Capitol. Other faiths participating in the noon program were Orthodox Christian, Mennonite, Unitarian Universalist, Jewish, Hindu and Muslim. The Interfaith Awareness Week program was organized by the Rev. John-Brian Paprock... a priest at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission in Madison.