Buddhism

Interfaith Meeting in Swansea to Promote Peaceful Societies

May 21, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_west/5000986.stm

On May 21, 2006 BBC News reported, "Organisers of a conference bringing together religious and community leaders in Swansea say they hope to increase understanding among faiths. The public have been invited to Sunday's event, which will include addresses from representatives of six major faiths and an open debate. The meeting has been promoted with the motto 'Love for all, hatred for none.'...

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Interfaith Habitat for Humanity House Dedicated in Toledo

May 20, 2006

Source: The Blade

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?Date=20060520&Category=NEWS10&ArtNo=605200322&SectionCat=&Template=printart

On May 20, 2006 The Blade reported, "Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Sufis, B'hais, and more will join together in celebration tomorrow of something that members of these diverse faiths have in common: the...

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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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Buddhist Economists Make a Plea for their Economic Principles

May 15, 2006

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/7752_1698433,004100180006.htm

On May 15, 2006 the Hindustan Times reported, "Sri Lanka's Buddhist economists say that the cure for world-wide ills like poverty, inequality, insecurity and violence lies in abandoning Western economic theories and models and adopting Buddhist economics - economic principles enunciated by Gautama Buddha, more than 2500 years ago. The Buddha proposed that the pursuit,...

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Buddhists Celebrate Vesak While Some Prepare for War

May 14, 2006

Source: Boston Herald

Wire Service: AP

http://news.bostonherald.com/international/view.bg?articleid=139270

On May 14, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "In this Tamil rebel stronghold, hundreds of people stood in long lines over the weekend, stocking up on food and fuel and preparing for war. Across much of the rest of Sri Lanka, there were long lines too - but lines of revelers taking part in celebrations marking...

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Devotees Walk in Procession to Honor the Buddha's Birth in Kuala Lumpur

May 12, 2006

Source: The Star

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/5/12/nation/14226814&sec=nation

On May 12, 2006 The Star reported, "Around 1,000 devotees walked 7km in a procession along several major roads here to commemorate Wesak Day, the day of Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death. The procession yesterday, organised by the Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple in Sentul, included five beautifully decorated and brightly lit floats. Four...

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Baha'is Participate in Interfaith Earth Day Effort in Marquette

May 11, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/449

On May 11, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Just nine years old, Eve McCowen was dwarfed by the huge piles of unwanted electronic equipment that quickly accumulated in the parking lot of the Messiah Lutheran Church on Earth Day 2006. But she was nevertheless one of the first to run up to an arriving car that needed to be unloaded as residents brought old stereos, defunct computers, and broken...

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Kofi Annan Salutes Vesak

May 11, 2006

Source: Tricycle

On May 11, 2006 Tricycle reported, "Speaking at the United Nations today, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan paid tribute to the Buddhist holiday of Vesak and stressed the importance of recognizing the interdependence of the world's people. The Vesak Festival, one of the most important holidays on the Buddhist calendar, especially in [S]outheast Asia and Sri Lanka, is celebrated on the first full moon of the month of May and commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of the Buddha. In 2006 Vesak falls on May 13th...

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The Buddha's Birthday Celebrated in New York City

May 11, 2006

Source: The Martin Marty Center

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2006/0511.shtml

On May 11, 2006 The Martin Marty Center published an article by Matthew Weiner, Director of Programming at the Interfaith Center of New York and a Ph.D. candidate at Union Theological Seminary: "May marks the anniversary of the Buddha's birth more than 2,500 years ago. And now, all across America, Buddhists are observing 'Vesak,' a highly significant time...

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Bristol Catholics Offer Buddhists Message Calling for Greater Understanding

May 10, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bristol/content/articles/2006/05/10/vatican_message_feature.shtml

On May 10, 2006 BBC News reported, "A message from the Vatican calling for greater understanding between faiths has been presented to Bristol Buddhists. The message, written by English archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, was given to the Lam Rim community on the Buddhist feast of Vesakh. Vesakh (also known as Wesak and Visakha) is the...

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China Blames Unrest in Lhasa on the Dalai Lama

May 10, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4757125.stm

On May 10, 2006 BBC News reported, "China has blamed the Dalai Lama for an outbreak of violence at a Buddhist monastery in Tibet, accusing the exiled spiritual leader of stirring up unrest. The official Xinhua news agency said 17 Tibetans on 14 March destroyed a pair of statues at Lhasa's Ganden Monastery depicting the deity Dorje Shugden. Lhasa's mayor blamed the destruction on followers...

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Buddhists Front $60 Million to Disgraced Stem-Cell Scientist

May 9, 2006

Source: Channel News Asia

On May 9, 2006 Channel News Asia reported, "South Korean Buddhists have offered more than 60 million US dollars to allow disgraced stem cell expert Hwang Woo-Suk to resume his research, a senior monk said.

The head monk of a Buddhist temple and two Buddhist business leaders have put together 60 billion won (64.5 million dollars), mostly in cash, to allow Hwang to set up a laboratory and continue his work, Seol Jeong, a senior Buddhist monk, said on Monday.

South Korean prosecutors are expected...

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Op/Ed: "Where the Youth Are?" by Martin Marty

May 8, 2006

Source: The Martin Marty Center

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2006/0508.shtml

On May 8, 2006 Martin Marty of The Martin Marty Center wrote, "Numbers of excuses are given for the absence of the younger generations in interfaith causes. First, you have to care about faith to 'do' interfaith, and many don't care. Second, the framing of issues was done some time ago by people who are now old; that framing doesn't match what...

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