Buddhism

Study Finds that Teaching World Religions Increases Respect for Constitutional Freedoms

May 8, 2006

Source: Associated Baptist Press

http://www.abpnews.com/1010.article.print

On May 8, 2006 Associated Baptist Press reported, "A new study suggests mandatory teaching about world religions in public schools can increase teenagers' respect for religious freedom and other constitutional rights. The research, released May 8 by a Virginia-based think tank, studied 400 ninth graders who took the course in the Modesto, Calif., public schools. The district has offered the class since...

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Prince Charles Opens Bedouin Tent as Site for Interfaith Dialogue in London

May 4, 2006

Source: 24dash.com

http://www.24dash.com/content/news/viewNews.php?navID=7&newsID=5423

On May 4, 2006 24dash.com reported, "The Prince of Wales has unveiled one of London's most unlikely landmarks - a Bedouin tent in the shadow of City skyscrapers. The goat-hair structure stands in the garden of the former St Ethelburga's Church which was destroyed by the IRA Bishopsgate bomb in 1993 and is now a centre for peace and reconciliation....

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Bush Leads White House National Day of Prayer

May 4, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/190/story_19073_1.html

On May 4, 2006 Beliefnet reported, "Calling the United States 'a nation of prayer,' President Bush marked the annual National Day of Prayer with an interfaith ceremony at the White House on Thursday (May 4). 'On this special day, we give thanks for the many ways that America has been blessed, and we acknowledge the Almighty, who is the source of these blessings,' the president told a crowd of...

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Buddhist Mob Burns Partially Built Church to the Ground

May 2, 2006

Source: News24

http://www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1925549,00.html

On May 2, 2006 News24 reported, "Some 300 Buddhist villagers, apparently angered by a rival faith within their community, have razed a partially built Christian church to the ground, near the Cambodian capital, says an official on Tuesday.

Ros Sithoeun, a representative of the area's Christian community, said that in a rare act of religious intolerance, the...

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Speakers at Interfaith Dialogue Conference Call for Inter-Religious Harmony

May 2, 2006

Source: New Nation

http://nation.ittefaq.com/artman/publish/article_27560.shtml

On May 2, 2006 the New Nation reported, "Speakers at a national interfaith dialogue in the city have emphasised the need for maintaining inter-religion harmony to ensure peace across the globe. Addressing the dialogue on 'Strengthening Social Stability in Bangladesh' held at CIRDAP auditorium, they said all religions are for peace and no religion preaches enmity among the people....

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Update: Religious Materials in Schools Up for Second Vote

April 29, 2006

Source: wwaytv3.com

On April 29, 2006 wwaytv3.com reported, "Brunswick County school leaders face a big decision next week. They've voted once to let religious material in the high schools with a second vote coming Thursday. Many groups are waiting to see the results. Board chairman Scott Milligan thinks letting any religious materials into the schools is a bad idea and will just open the door for all types of things... The board approved the first reading of the policy earlier this month after the Gideons asked to make bibles...

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Lottery Winner Donates Toward New Buddhist Temple in Lincoln

April 28, 2006

Source: casinocitytimes.com/Lincoln Journal Star

http://www.casinocitytimes.com/news/article.cfm?contentID=158158

On April 28, 2006 the Lincoln Journal Star reported, "For four years, members of Lincoln's Vietnamese Buddhist community have scrimped and saved for their dream of a new temple. Now they're $400,000 closer thanks to a gift from Powerball winner Quang Dao... The Vietnamese Buddhist community bought 20 acres in 2002 at Southwest 33rd Street and...

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Buddhist Monk Flees Tibet, Looking for a Freer Future

April 27, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4946414.stm

On April 27, 2006 BBC News reported, "A 23-year-old monk, who wishes to remain anonymous, describes his recent decision to flee Tibet for the Indian town of Dharamsala, the seat of the Dalai Lama's government in exile: 'For the last 11 years I lived and studied in Ganden monastery in Lhasa, Tibet. We were always urged [by the authorities] to oppose the Dalai Lama. Any open expression of...

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Interreligious Gathering Celebrates Muhammad's Birthday

April 27, 2006

Source: UCA News

On April 27, 2006 UCA News reported, "Speakers from various religions commented recently on the role of Prophet Mohammad in promoting peace, justice and dialogue. They spoke at an April 20 interreligious gathering organized by Tamaddun Majlish, one of the country's oldest Islamic organizations, at the National Press Club in Dhaka. The event was held in honor of Prophet Mohammad's birth, which Muslims around the world commemorated on April 10. Ten speakers addressed an audience of 200 people on the theme: 'The present...

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Imagining Tibet without the Dalai Lama

April 25, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4942412.stm

On April 25, 2006 BBC News reported, "Many Tibetans believe that only the Dalai Lama can save Tibet from extinction. But even a Dalai Lama is mortal. And they are deeply anxious about what will happen when the present one dies. For Tibetans, he is not just a Buddhist monk, a god and a king - the latest in a centuries'-long line of spiritual and temporal rulers - but a larger-than-life...

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Students Advocate for Interfaith Meditation Room at De Anza College

April 24, 2006

Source: La Voz Weekly

http://www.lavozdeanza.com/home/index.cfm?event=displayArticlePrinterFriendly&uStory_id=4b88ea95-43e1-4f97-9cd3-3b8c83264a8e

On April 24, 2006 La Voz Weekly reported, "Despite all the facilities and programs that De Anza College has to offer, some students feel that the campus is missing one thing: a place to pray and meditate. Scott McDonough, the...

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