Buddhism

Judge Rejects Buddhist Temple Plans in Newtown

December 2, 2005

Source: MSNBC/The News-Times Online

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10252267/

On December 2, 2005 The News-Times Online reported, "Since 1999, the Cambodian Buddhist Society of Connecticut has owned a small, white farmhouse on Boggs Hill Road... In 2003, the Newtown planning and zoning commission rejected the Buddhist group's plan to build a 7,600 square-foot temple, citing concerns about traffic and noise in a residential area. Several neighbors objected to the project, voicing...

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New York Sikh Community Hosts Interfaith Thanksgiving Feast

December 1, 2005

Source: Martin Marty Center

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2005/1201.shtml

On December 1, 2005 the Martin Marty Center reported, "The Sikh community of New York City hosted a thanksgiving feast for local religious leaders, the NYPD, court officials, and a representative of the DA's office, hoping to initiate a program of hospitality and patriotism—and they succeeded with a little help from the Interfaith Center of New York, which co-...

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Connecticut Interfaith Council Hosts Conference of Nine Faiths

December 1, 2005

Source: Hartford Courant

http://www.courant.com/features/lifestyle/hc-interfaith1201.artdec01,0,5736399.story?coll=hc-headlines-life

On December 1, 2005 the Hartford Courant reported, "Members of nine religious faiths will discuss what their beliefs mean to them during a conference Sunday at Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford. 'It's an occasion to help the community learn more about the nine religions...

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Scientists to Investigate "Buddha Boy"

November 30, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4479240.stm

On November 30, 2005 BBC News reported, "A meditating teenage boy in south-central Nepal is drawing the attention of scientists after attracting huge crowds in the past six months and earning himself the name Buddha-reincarnate.

They are mulling over how to examine him without disturbing his meditation.

Ram Bahadur Bamjan's friends, relatives and managers say he has been...

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Play Highlights the Necessity of Religious Pluralism

November 29, 2005

Source: Rediff

http://in.rediff.com/news/2005/nov/29us.htm

On November 29, 2005 Rediff reported, "Whenever professor Diana Eck hears of a play such as 'The Hindu and the Cowboy.. and Other Kansas City Stories' staged recently in Kansas City, she feels more than happy. The sympathetic play about divergent cultures and faiths was done in an ecumenical spirit, she says.

Playwright Donna Ziegenhorn, who interviewed scores of Kansas City residents, put their stories...

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Religious Organizations Pledge Cooperation on UN Millennium Development Goals

November 17, 2005

Source: OneWorld South Asia

http://southasia.oneworld.net/article/view/122362/1/

On November 17, 2005 OneWorld South Asia reported, "Over twenty organizations representing different faiths - including Art of Living, Brahmakumaris, Ramakrishna Mission, Sant Nirankari Mandal, Diocese of Agra and Church of North India, Emmanuel Hospital Association, Evangelical Fellowship of India Commission on Relief, World Vision India, Bharat Sokagakkai, Bahai National...

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Buddhist Peace Fellowship Activists Among Those Arrested in Iraq War Protest

November 17, 2005

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=2,1948,0,0,1,0

On November 17, 2005 The Buddhist Channel reported, "Anti-war activists from around the country are traveling to DC this week to take part in a historic trial, which will begin on November 16, 2005, of those arrested at the White House on September 26, 2005. The 104 defendants face charges of up to 6 months in jail and 0 fines. They went to the White House to request a...

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On Visit to US Capitol, Dalai Lama Upholds Compassion as Shared Religious Commitment

November 15, 2005

Source: Buddhist Channel

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=2,1939,0,0,1,0

On November 15, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "Despite surface divisions, the fundamental compassion of religion holds the key to world peace, the Dalai Lama told an audience at a celebration of his 70th birthday. 'I'm Buddhist, but I can see the value of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and so on,' he said. In broken but...

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Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, and Sikh Chaplains Welcomed to Armed Services

November 15, 2005

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2246822005

On November 15, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "The first Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh chaplains to be appointed by the British Armed Forces have been officially welcomed to their roles by Defence Secretary John Reid. The four will give spiritual, moral and pastoral support to service men and women and their dependents. They are classed as civil servants and employed on fixed-term...

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Buddhist Monks in North County Still Seek Expansion Permit for Center

November 13, 2005

Source: North County Times

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2005/11/13/news/inland/23_32_4611_12_05.txt

On November 13, 2005 the North County Times reported, "A nonprofit organization run by a handful of Buddhist monks is seeking county permission to expand the Dai Dang Meditation Center on almost 9 acres the group owns [in Bonsall]. The proposal calls for three buildings, each of several thousand square feet, to be added to the property that is...

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At Washington Conference Dalai Lama Speaks to Science, Intelligent Design

November 12, 2005

Source: Island Packet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.islandpacket.com/24hour/healthscience/story/2893915p-11557258c.html

On November 12, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Science and Buddhism share a quest of open investigation into the nature of reality, and science can be a pathway to discovering well-being and happiness, the Dalai Lama told the Society for Neuroscience on Saturday.

Tibet's...

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Sponsors Sought for World Buddhist Youth Conference

November 12, 2005

Source: Buddhist Channel/The Star

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=1,1942,0,0,1,0

On November 12, 2005 The Star reported, "The Seck Kia Eenh Temple in Malacca, which is hosting the second general conference of the World Buddhist Sangha Youth (WBSY) from Dec 9 to 11, is looking for sponsors for the conference. The conference themed 'Unity and Religious Harmony', which will be held at the temple premises, is aimed at providing an avenue for young Buddhist...

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Reorganized Kansas City Interfaith Group Draws Diverse Crowd

November 11, 2005

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/13137514.htm

On November 11, 2005 The Kansas City Star reported, "[Reverend Wallace Hartsfield], a longtime area Baptist minister, looked out from a podium Thursday at the more than 600 people who gathered for the [Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council's] inaugural luncheon at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.

Represented were American Indian spirituality, Bahai, Buddhism,...

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