Buddhism

Glastonbury Abbey Inter-Religious Series to Feature "Acting on Faith" Film

October 14, 2005

Source: The Mariner

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On October 14, 2005 The Mariner reported, "[Glastonbury Abbey in Hingham, Massachusetts is hosting its] seventh annual series of 'Listening to Other Voices.' [This year, the themes is] 'Religion and the World We Live In.' The title was motivated by the abundance of news items that were defined or interpreted by a religious perspective. [These have included the] Tsunami... stem cell research... war... political...

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Police Launch Training Book on Religious Diversity

October 11, 2005

Source: New Zealand Police

http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/2146.php

On October 11, 2005 the New Zealand Police press release reported, "The Police Religious Diversity Book will be launched in Christchurch on Wednesay 12 October 2005. 'A Practical Reference to Religious Diversity' covers seven major religious faiths including Maori spirituality, Buddhist Faith, Christian Faith, Hindu Faith, Islamic Faith, Jewish Faith, and the Sikh Faith. The book provides...

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Buddhist Relics on Tour Lend History to Bostonians

October 10, 2005

Source: The Patriot Ledger

http://ledger.southofboston.com/articles/2005/10/10/news/news03.txt

On October 10, 2005 The Patriot Ledger reported, "Just off busy Washington Street near Quincy Center, hundreds of Buddhists sought enlightenment this weekend.

Near the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, the sweet smell of incense drifted from the Massachusetts Budhi Siksa Society’s Thousand Buddha Temple.

Inside, Buddhists from...

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"Shopping for God:" Salt Lake Journalist Visits Area Religious Groups, Writes Reports for "Seeking"

October 6, 2005

Source: Salt Lake City Weekly

http://www.slweekly.com/editorial/2005/feat_2005-10-06.cfm

On October 6, 2005 the Salt Lake City Weekly ran a feature article by Stephen Dark, a freelance writer. He provided readers with an overview of religious communities in and around Salt Lake City including Jewish, Quaker, Baptist, Mormon, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist centers. The following is part of the introduction to Dark's work: "Amidst the panoply of old and new religions,...

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U.S. Wary of Proposed Move to Make Buddhism Sri Lanka’s State Religion

October 3, 2005

Source: KTVO-TV3

On October 3, 2005 KTVO-TV3 reported, "U.S. officials are sounding the alarm over a move to declare Buddhism the state religion in Sri Lanka. A constitutional amendment to that effect is to be considered Tuesday by Sri Lanka's parliament, according to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. The commission says the amendment states that Sri Lankans 'professing Buddhism are bound to bring up their children in the same' and would make it unconstitutional to convert 'a Buddhist into other forms of worship...

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As Immigrants Age, Brighton Buddhist Temple Set to Close

October 2, 2005

Source: GJSentinel.com

Wire Service: AP

On October 2, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Seventy years ago, Japanese-Americans working their Adams County, [Colorado] vegetable farms began building a place where their large families could gather, meditate and learn the teachings of Buddha. Since it was dedicated in February 1940, the Brighton Buddhist Temple could boast up to 160 members. But a decline in the number of followers of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, coupled with the fact that members'...

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Buddhist Temple Being Restored Under Communism’s Watchful Eye

October 2, 2005

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-temple2oct02,0,7050671.story?coll=la-home-world

On October 2, 2005 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Watched by impassive granite peaks and the suspicious eyes of the North Korean secret police, a Buddhist temple is coming back to life in this most inhospitable terrain. For the last 11 months, South Korean monks and craftsmen have been living in...

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Pope, Dalai Lama on the Same Page in Intelligent Design Debate

October 2, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/02/weekinreview/02johnson.html

On October 2, 2005 The New York Times reported, "Except for the robes and the fact that each is addressed as "His Holiness," it would be hard to find much in common between Pope Benedict XVI and Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama. Yet both have recently expressed an unhappiness with evolutionary science that would be a comfort to the Pennsylvania school board now in a...

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Hurricane Evacuees and Religious Leaders Discuss Faith After the Storms

October 2, 2005

Source: The Morning News

http://www.nwaonline.net/articles/2005/10/02/news/rogers/02religion.txt

On October 2, 2005 The Morning News reported, "Joseph Bell [a New Orleans Parish resident and recent evacuee] believes God protected him through [Hurricane Katrina]... Bell,33, said he believes the destruction in New Orleans was mostly caused by man. He said man built the levees that failed to hold back the water from a city that had become inhabited by...

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Lay Buddhists Join Korean Labor Union

October 2, 2005

Source: Korea Times

http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/nation/200510/kt2005100219045911970.htm

On October 2, 2005 the Korea Times reported, "Lay Buddhists working at a local temple joined an umbrella union group in the latest move by religious people to lean on collective action for better working conditions. Around 30 'Bodhisattvas' who work as security guards, parking agents and cooks at Samkwang Temple in the southern port city of Pusan have been in...

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Peace Pagoda a Source of Strength for New England Buddhists

October 1, 2005

Source: The Buddhist Channel / The New York Times

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=2,1768,0,0,1,0

On October 1, 2005 The New York Times reported, "[Last Thursday, men were at work preparing] what is widely known in this section of the Connecticut River Valley as the Peace Pagoda, in preparation for the 20th anniversary of its dedication. The structure, built under the guidance of Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist monks, has twin staircases leading to a walkway...

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Valley Interfaith Event to Celebrate Long-Standing Cooperation Among Faiths

September 29, 2005

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/12770721.htm

On September 29, 2005 the Contra Costa Times reported, "Rabbi Dan Goldblatt has his views on cooperation between the religious faiths, how it has often traditionally worked in the past, and how he thinks it's happening in the Tri-Valley now. Goldblatt, of Beth Chaim Congregation in Danville, said a 'Holy Convergence' event planned for Sunday will be more than members of...

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Interfaith Events Commemorate 10th Anniversary of Dayton Peace Accords

September 27, 2005

Source: Dayton Daily News

http://www.daytondailynews.com/localnews/content/localnews/daily/0927breakfast.html

On September 27, 2005 the Dayton Daily News reported, "Gary Percesepe, coordinating director of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, ...is helping to organize the 10th anniversary celebration surrounding the Dayton Peace Accords. Percesepe, a Springfield resident, also heads the Interfaith Planning Committee of Dayton:...

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Dalai Lama Addresses New Jersey Crowd at Rutgers Stadium

September 26, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/26/nyregion/26dalai.html

On September 26, 2005 The New York Times reported, "Draped in saffron robes, [three] Tibetan men quietly absorbed the vast milieu of ponytails and funnel cakes, blue jeans and baseball caps as some 36,000 people filled the space around them. They still recall the thin crowd of hundreds who greeted their leader on a visit to New Jersey in 1978, four years after they moved here in exile...

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