Buddhism

PM Meets with Buddhist and Muslim Leaders

August 13, 2005

Source: Reuters

http://today.reuters.com/News/CrisesArticle.aspx?storyId=BKK212219

On August 13, 2005 Reuters reported, "Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra met Muslim and Buddhist leaders on a surprise visit on Saturday to the restive deep South, where more than 800 people have been killed in 20 months of violence.

Thaksin, who flew south after Thailand's queen issued a plea for peace on Thursday, said his government would work harder to end the...

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Artist to Project Laser Buddhas on Cliffside Destroyed by Taliban

August 8, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/172/story_17240_1.html

On August 8, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "When the former Taliban regime in Afghanistan destroyed two 1,600-year-old Buddha statues lining Bamiyan Valley's soaring cliffs, the world shook with shock at the demise of such huge archaeological treasures. Now, artist Hiro Yamagata plans to commemorate the towering Buddhas by projecting...

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Buddhist, Sikh and Hindu Temples Flourishing in the "Inland" Area

August 7, 2005

Source: The Press-Enterprise

On August 7, 2005 The Press-Enterprise reported, "Buddhist temples take root in communities from San Bernardino and Riverside to Moreno Valley, Wildomar and Idyllwild. A Hindu temple in Riverside is growing so rapidly that a major expansion is near. UC Riverside recently established an endowed chair in Sikh studies. The increasingly visible presence of Buddhist, Hindu and Sikh temples in the Inland area is the result of a rapidly growing Asian population, fueled largely by immigration, residents said....

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Survey Finds Doctors Likely to Come from Religious Minority Groups

August 5, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/172/story_17227_1.html

On August 5, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "Physicians are often every bit as religious as their patients, but what they believe is apt to be quite different, according to a new survey. That's because a disproportionate percentage of physicians come from religious minority groups, according to University of Chicago research published in the...

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International Buddhist Peace Fellowship to Participate in Hiroshima, Nagasaki Commemorations

August 3, 2005

Source: Buddhist Peace Fellowship

http://www.commondreams.org/news2005/0804-02.htm

On August 3, 2005 a Buddhist Peace Fellowship Press Release reported, "Eleven chapters of the international Buddhist Peace Fellowship (BPF) are taking part in Hiroshima/Nagasaki commemorations in 14 locations in the U.S. and Australia, including major events at the sites of nuclear labs and testing grounds in Los Alamos, New Mexico; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Livermore, California. Susan Moon,...

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Locals Call Buddhist Temple in Ulverston an "Eyesore"

August 2, 2005

Source: Northwest Evening Mail

http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/viewarticle.aspx?id=268647

On August 2, 2005 the Northwest Evening Mail reported, "A Buddhist temple has been branded an eyesore. To many the Manjushri Kadampa Buddhist Centre, at Conishead Priory, Ulverston, is a peaceful place of refuge. But in a council debate about proposed changes to the centre’s roof, Councillor Brenda Marr said: 'I was not happy with the building when it went up. I thought...

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Lincoln to Host First Tibetan Nunnery in North America

August 1, 2005

Source: Addison Independent

http://www.addisonindependent.com/News/080105nunnery.html

On August 1, 2005 the Addison Independent reported, "The town of Lincoln has for years provided a pastoral refuge for people to contemplate nature and pause to think about their lives and about the world around them. Sometime next year, four women will be taking that kind of deep introspection to a new level, as they begin their lives as part of what organizers are calling the...

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Replica of Angkor Wat Unveiled in Cranston

August 1, 2005

Source: NBC 10 News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.turnto10.com/news/4794311/detail.html

On August 1, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The replica, based at the site of the Wat Dhamagosnaram Buddhist Temple on Plainfield Pike, stands about 3 1/2 feet tall and features miniature statues, buildings and monuments -- as well as aquatic plants floating in a moat. 'For the first time in Cambodian history, Angkor Wat, through its miniature,...

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Crowd Expected at Zoning Meeting On Vietnamese Buddhist Temple

July 30, 2005

Source: Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/northcounty/20050730-9999-1mi30budd.html

On July 30, 2005 the Union-Tribune reported, "Plans to build a 22,800-square-foot Buddhist temple on property overlooking the San Luis Rey Downs racetrack, a subject of controversy for some time in this semirural community, is heating up again. Residents who live near the proposed temple are expected to turn out in force Tuesday to voice their...

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Court Oath Lawsuit Begs Question of Pluralism in America

July 29, 2005

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/society/1704/section/scriptures.lawsuit.places.focus.on.pluralism.in.america/1.htm

On July 29, 2005 The Christian Post reported, "A lawsuit in North Carolina asking that religious texts other than Bible to be used in court for swearing in has highlighted the challenges one city is experiencing as the nation becomes more diverse. In...

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Panel Denies Rezoning for Buddhist Association near Duluth

July 27, 2005

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/news/content/metro/gwinnett/0705/27buddhist.html

On July 27, 2005 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, "The Vietnamese Buddhist Association of Central Georgia didn't receive the blessing of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night. The commission denied a rezoning request by the group's representative, Trung Van Le, for a church in a residential area of Ingram Road near...

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Non-Muslims Push for Religious Education During School Hours

July 25, 2005

Source: Daily Express

http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=35985

On July 25, 2005 the Daily Express reported, "The Consumer Association of Sabah and Labuan (Cash) hopes the State Education Department will respect the wishes of non-Muslim parents who want their children to be allowed to learn their respective religions during school hours. At the moment, religious education is only allowed for Muslim students while students of other faiths have to take Moral...

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Buddhist Schools a Success, Education Official Says

July 25, 2005

Source: Bangkok Post

http://www.bangkokpost.com/News/25Jul2005_news12.php

On July 25, 2005 the Bangkok Post reported, "Chai Nat could become the first province where all state schools subscribe to the principles of Buddhism in teaching their students following the success of a pilot project there.

Of the 203 primary and secondary level public schools in the province, 80 have turned from being general to being Buddhism schools since the launch of the trial a...

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