Daoism

Taoism in Hawaii Attempts to Preserve its Chinese Heritage

August 21, 2004

Source: The Honolulu Advertiser

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2004/Aug/21/il/il18a.html

On August 21, 2004 The Honolulu Advertiser reported that, "over the summer, Taoist master Duane Pang led a free workshop with St. Francis Hospice on 'Chinese Religious Death and Dying Traditions and Customs in Hawai'i' at Borthwick Mortuary. Nearly 200 people heard Pang discuss the integration of Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism in Chinese culture and...

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Editorial: Prisoners Should Retain Religious Rights

July 25, 2004

Source: The First Amendment Center

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/commentary.aspx?id=13763

On July 25, 2004 The First Amendment Center reported, "Disputes over the denial of kosher meals have flared up in a number of states, including Virginia, where an inmate filed a lawsuit in April. Keeping kosher in prison is just one of many religious-freedom claims being raised by prisoners throughout the nation. The cases cover the religious waterfront from the...

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Majority-Muslim Province Also Includes Buddhists, Christians and Taoists Living in Harmony

June 2, 2004

Source: Xinhuanet

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/02/content_1504671.htm

On June 2, 2004 Xinhuanet reported, "The Hui Autonomous Prefecture of Linxia in northwest China's Gansu Province is known as the 'little Mecca' in China for the existence in peace and harmony of residents of different ethnic groups and different faiths. The prefecture has a population of 1.92 million. People of Hui ethnicity constitute 56 percent of the total population....

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Hawaii's Graveyards Reveal Blending Traditions

May 31, 2004

Source: The Honolulu Advertiser

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2004/May/31/il/il01a.html

On May 31, 2004 The Honolulu Advertiser reported, "Nanette Napoleon has seen the strangest things left as graveyard memorabilia, or what she calls 'visitation goods.' We're not talking about people bringing lei, flowers or photos to their family's graves. We're not even talking oranges or tangerines, cans of beer, bottles of soda, incense, cups of tea,...

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San Francisco Finds a Final Resting Place for the Dead

February 20, 2004

Source: The ContraCosta Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/7993659.htm

On February 20, 2004 The ContraCosta Times reported, "The city has finally found a resting place for the remains of nearly 100 Gold Rush-era San Franciscans unearthed three years ago during construction of the Asian Art Museum. Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Colma, a small city with 17 cemeteries just south of San Francisco, has offered to take the remains of 97 men, women and...

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San Francisco Sees First Interfaith Sacred Space Competition

February 15, 2004

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/02/15/BAG90512UG1.DTL

On February 15, 2004 The San Francisco Chronicle reported, "Christians carry crosses. Taoists take the watercourse way. Jews follow the Star of David. But how do you design a sacred space where people of all faiths can feel at home? It's not easy, but that did not stop a group of architects and idealists meeting in San Francisco this...

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Teo Chew Association

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 25 June 2014.

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Address: 649 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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The Teo Chew Association is a transnational, global association with centers throughout Southeast Asia, Europe and North America. They have active centers in San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Houston, Chicago, New York City, Boston, and Atlanta and cities in Hawaii. During its 20th anniversary in 2002, California Governor Gray Davis extended a warm...

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Iu Mien Community Center in California

August 4, 2003

Source: Alameda Times

http://www.timesstar.com/Stories/0,1413,125~1486~1551004,00.html

On August 4, 2003 the Alameda Times reported that "since the [Iu Mien] community center's grand opening July 19, people have held combination Buddhist/Tao religious ceremonies and Mien language classes for children at the small house in front of the center... Saechao said he hopes the center will bring together the 8,000 Iu Mien scattered throughout the Bay Area, 5,000 of...

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Hospital Managers Encounter Diverse Religious Traditions and Beliefs

August 28, 2002

Source: Hospital Topics

In the Winter, 2002 issue, Hospital Topics reported that "to be effective, [hospital] managers must have a basic understanding of the implications of cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity, as the number of Americans whose culture, ethnicity, and religion differ from those of the American mainstream increases... This means that the expectations and needs of diverse staff and, as important, the various patients treated in [hospitals] must be understood and met to the greatest extent possible... [The article] provides a basic...

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Seismic Troubles at Taoist Temple in San Francisco

May 8, 2002

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2002/05/08/MN31391.DTL

On May 8, 2002, The San Francisco Chronicle featured the story "Taoist women look for miracle; Seismic problems put their S.F. temple in trouble." The article reported "A group of elderly Chinese women, bent with age and toil, are trying to save their Taoist temple, built with hard work and belief in the gods....

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New Zen Monastery to Open in Oregon

February 1, 2002

Source: The Oregonian

On February 1, 2002 The Oregonian featured an editorial on a meeting in Clatskanie, OR that was "sponsored by a Portland-based Zen Buddhist group, the Zen Community of Oregon, to explain its plans to remodel a former elementary school into a monastery and seminary. But many objected to adding the Zen sanctuary to the community's eight churches... 'Our goal is to protect those that have not yet accepted Christ,' said Loren Dummer, the Assembly of God pastor. He worried that that the Zen Buddhists, who are not evangelical, would try to...

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Peace Vigils Mirror Interfaith Service in Assisi

January 23, 2002

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

On January 23, 2002, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that "leaders of more than 20 faiths and denominations in the St. Louis region will gather tonight to reflect on the call to peace found in their respective scriptures... Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Taoist, Sikh and Ba'hai leaders will enter the sanctuary of the St. Louis Cathedral Basilica and individually read from their scripture about peace... Archbishop Justin Rigali, past chairman of the Cabinet of the Interfaith Partnership of Metropolitan St....

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