Buddhism

Time to Remember 1991 Massacre at Thai Buddhist Temple

August 9, 2006

Author: Angela Cara Pancrazio

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=64,3025,0,0,1,0

It's August again. And when the month arrives at the Thai Buddhist temple in the West Valley, it is time to remember the tragedy. It is time to gather near the concrete life-size bust of Pairuch Kanthong that tops the stone memorial holding his ashes and those of the slain monks.

Kanthong, a Thai Buddhist monk, was...

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Buddhist Themed Bars Pop Up Around US

August 8, 2006

Source: Tricycle

http://www.tricycle.com/issues/innews/3560-1.html?type=pf

On August 8, 2006 the Tricycle reported, "Newsweek reports that Buddhist-themed bars and restaurants have multiplied all over the US -- 13 cities are now said to have at least 20 of these Buddha bistros. A quick look on the web mirrors this phenomenon: Overture.com, a division of Yahoo! Search Marketing, reports 16445 searches for 'buddha bar' in June 2006, versus 862 for 'buddhist...

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Muslims, Buddhists Search for Justice in Thailand's Restive South

August 8, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5255054.stm

On August 8, 2006 BBC News reported, "In the third of a series of articles from southern Thailand, the BBC's Kate McGeown meets people who have been personally affected by the ongoing insurgency, and follows their struggle for justice. 'When I found out my son was dead, I felt that everything had gone from my life,' said Arshae Sani.

'If he'd died in a natural way, from a disease or an...

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Tibetan Online Television Station Launched

August 7, 2006

Source: Tricycle

http://www.tricycle.com/issues/innews/3555-1.html

On August 7, 2006 Tricycle reported, "A Tibetan web television station launched on August 4th, 2006, bringing the words of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile to anyone with an internet connection. Kalon Lobsang Nyandak Zayul, Minister of the Department of Information and International Relations of the government-in-exile announced the launch of the website last week. Its purpose, he said,...

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Violence in Restive South Fuels Fear and Mistrust

August 6, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/5250322.stm

On August 6, 2006 BBC News reported, "Thailand's far south is caught up in a separatist insurgency that has claimed the lives of 1,300 people in less than three years. In the first of a series of articles from the region, the BBC's Kate McGeown looks at how the violence is affecting local people... The provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala have little in common with the rest of Thailand...

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Afghans Hopeful that Buddhas Will Be Rebuilt

August 6, 2006

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/world/4097686.html

On August 6, 2006 the Houston Chronicle reported, "Five years after the Taliban blew them up, Afghan laborers are picking up the pieces of two once-towering Buddha statues, hoping they will rise again and breathe new life into this dirt-poor province. While they wait for the Afghan government and international community to decide whether to rebuild them, a $1.3 million UNESCO-...

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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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Buddhists and Evangelical Christians Seek Common Ground in Portland

August 4, 2006

Source: Tricycle

On August 4, 2006 Tricycle published a piece by Sallie Jiko Tisdale, "Not much had changed in the thirty years since I lived in a college dormitory. The cafeteria was still a tangle of formica-topped folding tables. There were still giant bins of Froot Loops and Cocoa Puffs and a mess of dishes piling up on racks outside the kitchen. The custom-made omelet was a new touch, and there was never a Starbucks down the hall when I went to college. But the real difference this time was the company. Multnomah Bible College...

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Progressive Faith Bloggers Gather for Conference

August 2, 2006

Source: Faith In Public Life/The Star-Ledger

http://www.faithinpubliclife.org/content/news/2006/08/they_mix_religion_and_liberali.html

On August 2, 2006 Faith In Public Life/The Star-Ledger reported, "He is a blogger known in some circles as 'Xpatriated Texan -- a Maverick Believer in the Garden State,' and most days Thurman Hart spends two hours putting his liberal Christian views online, typing near the window of his Jersey City...

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Attacks Felt Across Parts of South

August 2, 2006

Source: CBS News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/08/02/ap/world/mainD8J8DSBO8.shtml

On August 2, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "A bomb planted along a railroad in southern Thailand exploded early Wednesday and killed three policemen, a day after suspected Muslim separatists carried out at least 100 attacks, police said.

Another bomb exploded Wednesday afternoon at a school...

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Chandler Buddhist Center Burglarized

July 31, 2006

Source: East Valley Tribune

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/index.php?sty=70738

On July 31, 2006 the East Valley Tribune reported, "Volunteers at the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation in Chandler suspect that a burglary there late Thursday was the handiwork of someone familiar with the organization. Longtime foundation volunteer Arthur Tai said the intruders stole mostly donated electronic equipment including two projectors, cameras, camcorders, two wireless microphones, a...

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Graduates of Interfaith Seminary to Host Regular Multi-Faith Services

July 31, 2006

Source: Edinburgh News

http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1110122006

On July 31, 2006 Edinburgh News reported, "Multi-faith religious services for people who do not go to church are to be held in Edinburgh for the first time. Four interfaith ministers are to run a fortnightly 'universal service of worship' in a Newington community centre. They expect the congregation to consist mainly of people who believe in God but have become disillusioned with...

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