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Interfaith and Faith-Based Peace Organizations (2013)

This set of links represents a sampling of religious and inter-religious communities that have taken peace activism as one of their missions. The links include both interfaith peace organizations and peace organizations based in a particular tradition. Our inclusion of … Continue reading

Mapping Richmond’s Buddhist Community (2003)

Richmond Virginia, once the capitol of the Confederate States of America, isn’t the first place you’d think to look for Buddhist temples. But though many Richmondites still enjoy the annual Civil War reenactments, and take pride in the old time … Continue reading

Soka Gakkai in America (2001)

Soka Gakkai is the largest “new religion” in Japan with eight million official members in 1992. It has branches throughout the world, and it is the clearly the biggest Buddhist organization in the United States. Currently, estimates very widely as … Continue reading

United Celebration of the Buddha’s Birthday (2003)

On May 10, 2003, about 50 Buddhist institutions (monasteries, meditation or dharma centers, community, etc.) across Greater Boston gathered at Copley Square, facing the Trinity Church and John Hancock Tower, in down town Boston to celebrate jointly the 2547th birthday … Continue reading

Women in Buddhism in the U.S. (2006)

Since Buddhism reached American shores in the nineteenth century, women have been a part of the transmission of the dharma (Buddhist teachings) as students, lay people, teachers, nuns, academics, artists and activists. Women from a wide array of backgrounds and … Continue reading

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