Buddhism

Exiled Tibetan Nuns Thrive in Seattle

August 29, 2005

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/238407_nuns29.html

On August 29, 2005 the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported, "The photographs of women on the walls of the Tibetan Nuns Project -- which came home to Seattle this spring -- are of young novices and wizened veterans with shaved heads erupting in laughter in their red-and-saffron robes. A video of their life in exile shows similarly animated nuns doing farming and debating...

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Coalition of Christian Schools Files Suit Claiming Bias at the University of California

August 27, 2005

Source: Daily Bulletin

On August 27, 2005 the Daily Bulletin reported, "A group representing religious schools in the state is suing the University of California admissions officials for allegedly discriminating against high schools that teach creationism and other conservative Christian viewpoints. The Association of Christian Schools International, which represents more than 800 schools, filed a lawsuit Thursday in federal court claiming UC officials have refused to certify high school science courses that use textbooks challenging Darwin's theory...

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Huntingdonshire District Council Releases Guide to Area Religions

August 24, 2005

Source: The Evening Telegraph

On August 24, 2005 The Evening Telegraph reported, "Council staff have been taught about world religions to help them deal with people from different faiths. Huntingdonshire District Council has produced a handbook which contains information on everything from dress codes to dietary requirements of various religions. It includes information such as the fact that in many Orthodox Christian churches, the congregation will stand throughout the service, that Hindus observe a 13-day mourning period for their...

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Buddhist Center for Women’s Ordination Opens in Fremont

August 22, 2005

Source: Tri-Valley Herald

http://www.insidebayarea.com/trivalleyherald/localnews/ci_2962203

On August 22, 2005 the Tri-Valley Herald reported, "In a nondescript two-story house in a residential neighborhood... two women with shaved heads wearing rust and saffron robes sit on mats and meditate... [Bhikkhuni Sister Tathaaloka] is one of two fully ordained female Buddhist bhikkhunis who spent much of last week turning [a] rented home on Essanay Place in...

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Vietnamese Buddhists Struggle to Carve Out a Space

August 22, 2005

Source: NCM

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=1fe49af202739b83cd0f6c0ed9b277e4

On August 22, 2005 New California Media reported, "Places of worship are growing in Australia at a phenomenal rate. In Sydney alone, there are more than 150 Buddhist temples. But while large mosques and temples have the funding to deal with bureaucracy, many home-converted temples run into problems. Neighbors may complain...

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Buddhists Celebrate 100 Years in the Country

August 20, 2005

Source: The Gazette

http://www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=f54ef1a5-e634-481a-b113-62ce77e72b79

On August 20, 2005 The Gazette reported, "Celebrations marking 100 years of Buddhism in Canada will be opened today by his eminence Monshu Koshin Otani, lord abbot of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism in Japan. He is the 24th Monshu, a hereditary position, and descendant of Shinran Shonin (1173-1262), the...

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Bill Gives Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Buddhist Women Equal Property Rights in India

August 16, 2005

Source: Sify News

Wire Service: PTI

http://sify.com/news/othernews/fullstory.php?id=13918853

On August 16, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "A landmark legislation aimed at giving Hindu, Buddhist, Jain or Sikh women equal rights in inheritance of property was passed by the Rajya Sabha today. The Hindu Succession (Amendment) Bill, 2004, moved by Law Minister H R Bhardwaj, proposes to remove the discrimination contained in...

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Obon Festival Celebrated in Upper Deerfield

August 15, 2005

Source: The Daily Journal

http://www.thedailyjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050815/NEWS01/508150308/1002

On August 15, 2005 The Daily Journal reported, "Seabrook Buddhist Temple members celebrated their 60th annual Obon Festival this weekend with incense, dance, drums and colorful lanterns. The holiday is a happy occasion, when Buddhists believe the souls of departed relatives and ancestors come back to Earth to be with...

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Interfaith Dialogue Held in Delhi

August 15, 2005

Source: Hindu Press International / Cihan News Agency

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2005/8/16.shtml#3

On August 15, 2005 the Cihan News Agency reported, "A symposium titled, 'Peace, tolerance and harmony among world religions,' was held in New Delhi Sunday by the 'Inter Faith Harmony Platform,' which was established by Indian Muslims. Many representatives from different religions participated in the symposium that was held for the first time in India. Indian deputy...

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China Struggles to Diminish Appeal of Tibetan Buddhism

August 14, 2005

Source: CNEWS

Wire Service: AP

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2005/08/14/1173036-ap.html

On August 14, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "More than four decades after the Dalai Lama fled Tibet during an unsuccessful revolt against Chinese rule, Beijing's efforts to diminish and discredit him have failed. Living across the border in India, he is widely known in China and abroad... In Tibet itself, where his picture is...

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Thai Prime Minister Visits Restive South

August 14, 2005

Source: The Peninsula

Wire Service: AFP

On August 14, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "Two men were shot dead in Thailand’s Muslim-majority south yesterday, as the prime minister made a surprise visit to the volatile region following a new call for peace by the nation’s queen.

The two men � both former militants who had defected to become government informants � were killed as they sipped their morning tea at a teashop just hours before Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra arrived in...

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On Roads Less Traveled, Spirituality Takes Flight

August 14, 2005

Author: Christine McConville

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2005/08/14/on_roads_less_traveled_spirituality_takes_flight/

Pastor Anthony Milas has a big problem: his parish in Salem, N.H., keeps growing.

The 30-year-old church on Sand Hill Road can no longer handle the growing congregation of about 700 people, and after shopping around in vain for a larger...

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As Catholic Churches Close, Other Houses of Worship Thrive

August 14, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2005/08/14/on_roads_less_traveled_spirituality_takes_flight/

On August 14, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "At a time when headlines are dominated by the closing of Catholic churches, and community leaders are wondering about the toll that Sunday morning athletic contests are taking on religion, [Anthony Milas, a Baptist Pastor from Salem, New Hampshire...

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