Buddhism

New Jersey Schools Recognize 75 Religious Holidays

September 8, 2006

Source: Star-Ledger

http://www.nj.com/search/index.ssf?/base/news-8/1157697998222550.xml?starledger?ntop&coll=1

On September 8, 2006 the Star-Ledger reported, "To keep her perfect attendance record, Tahera Ali's 13-year-old daughter used to go to school for only a couple of hours on the Islamic Day of Ashurah, getting out just in time to attend prayers for what is a holy day of sorrow. 'We wear all black on...

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Arabic-Language Site Launched by Thai Government to Reach Out to Muslims

September 7, 2006

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

On September 7, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The Thai government on Friday will launch its first-ever Arabic-language Web site to reach out to the Arab and Muslim world, the Foreign Ministry said. The site, http://www.thai2arab.com, was designed by the Foreign Ministry to provide information about Thai society, ranging from Thailand's revered king to the country's economy, arts and culture, as well as the Muslim community on Thailand....

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In Assisi, an International, Interfaith Meeting and Prayer for Peace

September 4, 2006

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

On September 4, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Global terrorism and violence carried out in the name of God show no sign of letting up, Pope Benedict XVI said Monday as he appealed to hundreds of religious leaders [in Assisi] to use their faiths to bring about peace... Benedict said that, contrary to expectations following the fall of the Berlin wall, 'the third millennium began with scenarios of terrorism and violence that are showing no...

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Venerable Dhammananda Remembered for Promoting Interfaith Harmony

September 4, 2006

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=56,3115,0,0,1,0

On September 4, 2006 The Buddhist Channel reported, "Thousands converged at the Buddhist Maha Vihara in Kuala Lumpur to bid farewell to Rev Dhammananda... The late Venerable Dr Rev K. Sri Dhammananda - Chief High Priest of Malaysia and Singapore - was a man who dedicated his life to promoting peace, understanding and harmony. 'Rev Dhammananda served not only the Buddhist...

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At the World Buddhist Women's Convention, a Call for Women Leaders and Younger Members

September 3, 2006

Source: The Honolulu Advertiser

http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060903/LIFE/609030336/1076

On September 3, 2006 The Honolulu Advertiser reported, "Today, thousands of Buddhist women from all over the world are finishing up a three-day World Buddhist Women's Convention in Hawai'i. Amid sessions on peace topics, Buddhist theology and how to make a kukui-nut wristlet, the undercurrent of discussions can't...

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Long Van Temple Triumphs After Lengthy Dispute with Zoning Board

September 1, 2006

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/custom/growth/orl-mtemple0106sep01,0,7459893.story?coll=orl-news-growth-headlines

On September 1, 2006 the Orlando Sentinel reported, "It's a good thing there was no meter running on this parking project. There wouldn't be enough quarters. For more than a decade, the Long Van Temple in east Orange County has been trying to create a 61-space...

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Buddhist Nun Organizes Interfaith Peace Walk to Reach New York City for 9/11

September 1, 2006

Source: Times Union

http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=513236

On September 1, 2006 Times Union reported, "From as far as a quarter-mile away, the sounds of drums and chanting floated through the mountains of eastern Rensselaer County on Thursday morning as the Interfaith Peace Walk started an 11-day journey to New York City. Jim Fulmer, a first-time long-distance peace walker, carried a flowing purple flag adorned with a red sun and the...

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Singapore's Biennale 2006 Focuses on Belief, Diversity

September 1, 2006

Source: The Korea Times

http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/culture/200609/kt2006090317523511700.htm

On September 1, 2006 The Korea Times reported, "In this small tropical city-state with a population of four-million, synagogue and mosque are located just a few blocks away from each other while temples of Buddhist and Hindu traditions stand side by side. Making the best use of such a long-standing diversity in culture, religion and ethnic communities,...

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In Garden Grove, Buddhists Permitted to Pray in Disputed Building but Must Live Elsewhere

August 31, 2006

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/state/20060831-0420-ca-buddhistlawsuit.html

On August 31, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Members of a Vietnamese Buddhist temple may temporarily hold religious services at a medical building despite the city of Garden Grove's objections over traffic and noise, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney...

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Thai Buddhist Monks to Establish Temple Complex in Raynham

August 31, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/08/31/building_on_tradition/

On August 31, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "The tract of land off Raynham's South Street East is the sort that often ends up being developed into an office building or store. But a group of Thai monks has a very different plan for the 47 acres they bought in July.

The monks -- who recently moved into a farmhouse across town from the...

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In Biloxi, the Vietnamese Community Struggles to Rebuild After Katrina

August 30, 2006

Source: San Jose Mercury News

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/nation/15396334.htm

On August 30, 2006 San Jose Mercury News reported, "'Pho 777 opening soon,' promises the banner at Howard and Oak streets. Restaurant owner Dung Trinh recently moved here from North Carolina, spotting opportunity in the fevered casino reconstruction along the hurricane-damaged waterfront. Workers, Trinh reasoned, need to eat. Hang Nguyen, who lives down...

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Electric Buddhist Prayer Wheels, with Microfilm Prayers Inside, to Begin Turning in Junction City

August 30, 2006

Source: Record Searchlight

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,3105,0,0,1,0

On August 30, 2006 Record Searchlight reported, "Standing 12 feet tall and festooned with brilliant colors and paintings of Buddha, the prayer wheels of Rigdzin Ling were an impressive sight Tuesday in Junction City. The 15 prayer wheels grow more impressive upon learning what’s inside. The 3-ton, barrel-shaped cylinders are filled with rolls of ultra-thin paper that, if...

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