Daoism

Asian Youth Day Explores Interfaith Dialogue

August 5, 2006

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/newsread.asp?nid=2759

On August 5, 2006 the Indian Catholic reported, "Participants of the Fourth Asian Youth Day (AYD) have learned about the family values of different religious traditions and how interreligious dialogue can start within the family. Leaders and young people from Anglican, Buddhist, Christian, Confucian, Hindu, Muslim, and Taoist faiths spoke to about 800 Catholic participants of the AYD on...

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Government Leader Says Religions Can Play a Role in Creating a Harmonious Society

July 22, 2006

Source: China Daily

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/home/2006-07/22/content_646970.htm

On July 22, 2006 the China Daily reported, "China's religions, as an important part of the social force, may play an active role in helping build a harmonious society if they are properly guided, a top official who is in charge of the country's religious affairs said on Friday in Beijing. Ye Xiaowen, director of the State Administration of Religious Affairs, made the remarks...

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Confucianists Seek Religious Status in China

May 22, 2006

Source: United Press International

http://www.wpherald.com/print.php?StoryID=20060522-101524-8088r

On May 22, 2006 the United Press International reported, "Confucianists in Hong Kong are seeking inclusion among religions recognized by the Chinese government, on a par with Buddhism, Taosim, Christianity and Islam.

Tong Yun-kai, president of Hong Kong's Confucian Academy, is leading the campaign to register Confucianism as a major Chinese religion...

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Malaysia's Multi-Faith Credentials Called into Question

May 16, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4965580.stm

On May 16, 2006 BBC News reported, "Malaysia is considering its multi-cultural credentials after a crowd of Muslims on Sunday broke up a meeting called to defend the rights of religious minorities.

The country's leaders condemned the disturbances, but the BBC's Jonathan Kent in Kuala Lumpur says non-Muslims feel increasingly beleaguered.

'I'm becoming an alien in...

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Asian Arts Fairs Offer Something for Everyone

March 31, 2006

Source: International Herald Tribune

http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/03/31/news/asiaweek.php

On March 31, 2006 the International Herald Tribune reported, "Two substantial Asian art fairs have taken over the Seventh Regiment Armory on Park Avenue and the Gramercy Park Armory. About two dozen special gallery exhibitions are spread around the Upper East Side. Timed to coincide with the fairs and mounted by local and visiting dealers, some are sublime. But this year...

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Jainism Joins National Inter-Faith Organization

March 5, 2006

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1438478.cms

On March 5, 2006 The Times of India reported, "Jainism, an ancient faith with roots in India, has become the 10th religion to join Singapore's Inter-Religious Organisation (IRO), the group said. It has been a four-year process, during which the IRO checked to be sure that Jainism was not a sect or an offshoot of one. The city-state has about 1,000 followers of the faith. By...

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Religious Leaders from Asia and Australia Issue "Ten Commitments"

February 21, 2006

Source: UCA News

http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=18787

On February 21, 2006 UCA News reported, "Religious representatives from Asia and Australia have committed to use the "peaceful" elements in religion to counter violence and terrorism. The 200 participants from 17 countries, who met Feb. 12-13 in Jakarta, also said at the end of their meeting that they are committed to uprooting 'all kinds of corruption by...

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Taoist Federation Works to Revive Taoism

December 2, 2005

Source: The Electric New Paper

http://newpaper.asia1.com.sg/news/story/0,4136,98216,00.html

On December 2, 2005 The Electric New Paper reported, "In an old two-storey shop house, Mr Kwa Cheng Choon, 58, carves and paints wooden statues of Taoist deities. His shop is one of the last in this dying trade here. Mr Kwa, whose great grandfather started the trade in China, said none of his four children wants to take over. 'It's a pity,' Mr Kwa said. 'But they have...

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First Chinese-Taiwanese Forum on Taoism Opens at Chinese Taoist Shrine

October 21, 2005

Source: CRIEnglish.com/Xinhua

http://en.chinabroadcast.cn/2238/2005-10-21/148@277960.htm

On October 21, 2005 Xinhua reported, "The First Forum on Taoism across the Taiwan Straits kicked off Friday at Mount Longhu (Dragon and Tiger), a Taoist shrine in Yingtan City, in east China's Jiangxi Province. Zhang Sheng, director of the Taiwan Taoist Association, said the forum will strengthen exchanges among Taoists from across the Taiwan Straits. While Zhang Jiyu...

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International Symposium on Lao Zi, Founder of Taoism, to be Held in his Hometown

October 21, 2005

Source: Xinhua

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-10/21/content_3662878.htm

On October 21, 2005 Xinhua reported, "An international symposium on Lao Zi, founder of Taoism, will be held from Nov. 10 to 12 in Luyi County of central China's Henan Province, hometown of the ancient Chinese philosopher. The symposium is jointly sponsored by the Representative Office of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO) in China...

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Principal at Jewish School Fired for Exploring Interest in Taoism

June 10, 2005

Source: The Forward

http://www.forward.com/articles/3287

On June 10, 2005 The Forward reported, "academic politics are often esoteric and never pretty. But in what appears to be a first, the fate of a middle-school principal in West Orange, N.J., was determined by a rabbinic debate over the definition of 'who is a Taoist.' For months, Aaron Kriegel, a pulpit rabbi in West Essex, N.J., has urged officials at Solomon Schechter Day School of Essex and Union to fire its middle school...

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