Buddhism

Florida Buddhists Raise Money to Build Houses for Tsunami Victims

July 5, 2005

Source: FirstCoastNews.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/florida/news-article.aspx?storyid=39926

On July 5, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A Buddhist temple in Tampa is donating money for the construction of houses for people in tsunami-torn Sri Lanka. Last month, builders broke ground on the first of 16 houses to be built with 104-thousand dollars raised by Florida Buddhist Vihara...

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Tibetan Buddhists Prepare Celebrations for Dalai Lama’s Birthday

July 4, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050704/wl_sthasia_afp/indiachinatibetdalai_050704040115

On July 4, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "A sea of prayer flags called wind horses cover the slopes of this Himalayan town where Buddhist faithful are preparing to celebrate the 70th birthday of the exiled Dalai Lama, hoping he may live long enough to finally return home. 'We...

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Influx of Asians Brings Increasing Numbers of Buddhists

June 30, 2005

Source: Pacific News Service

http://news.pacificnews.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=320e4c1a1c6f1472fc411fd6db0b92af

On June 30, 2005 Pacific News Service reported, "In West Sydney, the smoke one sees drifting over from a neighbor’s fence may not be the shrimp sizzling on the old barbie, but drifting incense. Buddhism is rising fast here in the land Down Under, and is now the second-largest religion after...

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Muslims Killed in South as Violence Continues

June 21, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050621/wl_asia_afp/thailandsouthunresttoll_050621045240

On June 21, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "Suspected separatists shot dead three Muslim men, including one found clutching a Koran, in the latest killings in violence-plagued southern Thailand, police said.

Five suspected militants stormed a house in Pattani province...

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Editorial: Convocation on Hunger Illustrated Positive Impact of Religion on Politics

June 17, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0617/p08s01-comv.html?s=hns

On June 17, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor ran an editorial that commented on the interfaith "convocation on hunger" held in Washington, D.C. The Monitor writes, "Even a corner-of-the-eye glance at US politics this past year and the conclusion is obvious: Religion has played a polarizing role... To counter this trend, more than 40 US denominations took part in a...

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Sri Lankan Buddhist Community Opens Temple in Hillsboro

June 16, 2005

Source: Oregonian

On June 16, 2005 the Oregonian reported that a Sri Lankan Buddhist Temple will be dedicated this weekend in Hillsboro, Oregon. The temple "will be dedicated this weekend in an opening ceremony that will bring at least 25 monks from as far away as Sri Lanka. In all, the monks expect 300 guests, including members of Oregon's Sri Lankan community and city officials, such as Mayor Tom Hughes. The ceremony is open to the public. Temple members say it's a joyous occasion for the Sri Lankan community in Washington County....

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"Cold War" Among Religious Groups Said to be Ending As Groups Try to Find Common Ground

June 15, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/14/AR2005061401531.html

On June 15, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "After a year in which religion played a polarizing role in U.S. politics, many religious leaders are eager to demonstrate that faith can be a uniter, not just a divider. The buzzwords today in pulpits and seminaries are crossover, convergence, common cause and shared values....

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Public Hearing Called for Dispute Over 10-Story High Buddha Statue in Richmond

June 15, 2005

Source: CBC News

http://vancouver.cbc.ca/regional/servlet/View?filename=bc_buddha-statue20050615

On June 15, 2005 CBC News reported, "Richmond city council has voted to send plans for a controversial 10-storey high Buddha statue to a public hearing. Mayor Malcolm Brodie says there are advantages and disadvantages to having the biggest Buddhist statue in North America built at the Lingyen Mountain Buddhist temple. 'On one hand, people...

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Update: Islamic Separatists Blamed for Murder of Buddhist Man and Four Others

June 15, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050615/wl_asia_afp/thailandsouthunrest_050615070444

On June 15, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "An elderly Buddhist man has been beheaded and four people shot dead in the latest upsurge of violence blamed partly on Islamic separatists in southern Thailand.

The body of retired teacher Kamol Chunetr, 65, was discovered in...

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