Buddhism

Pope's Funeral Was Global Event

April 9, 2005

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,20709-1561066,00.html

On April 9, 2005 The Times reported, "It was truly a global funeral. In the Asian evening, the European and African morning and the American small hours, tens of millions were glued to television screens — from giant ones in parks to tiny satellite receivers in China, where state broadcasters ignored it all...In France, Europe’s biggest Roman Catholic nation, thousands...

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Diverse Religious Leaders Offer Prayers for Pope at Buddhist Temple in New Delhi

April 8, 2005

Source: The Hindu

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200504082029.htm

On April 8, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "Religious leaders from all communities today came together under one banner in the national capital to offer prayers for the late Pope John Paul II, who they said was the greatest proponent of communal harmony. While maulvis chanted verses from the holy Quran, a Hindu priest recited the...

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Swansea Buddhist Center Relocation Approved Despite Neighbors’ Protests

April 5, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/south_west/4412077.stm

On April 5, 2005 BBC News reported, "Buddhists in Swansea can go ahead with plans to relocate their meditation centre despite objectors claiming noisy chanting would keep them up at night. The Buddhists will now move and convert a hotel into their new base. Some residents near the Windsor Lodge Hotel at Mount Pleasant had claimed 'loud prolonged late night chanting' might...

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Prime Minister Reconsiders Approach to Violence in Muslim-Dominated South

March 30, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4392657.stm

On March 30, 2005 BBC News reported, "Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has indicated that he might be prepared to follow a softer line in tackling the restive south.

Mr Thaksin, addressing a parliamentary session which is debating the southern violence, said he would provide more education and development in the area.

He said he had had time to reconsider his approach to...

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Religion Finds a Place in Some History Classes

March 27, 2005

Source: The Bradenton Herald

http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/local/11240629.htm

On March 27, 2005 The Bradenton Herald reported, "Jesus can be found in the classrooms and curriculum of Manatee County's public schools. He's in the textbooks, activity sheets and study guides of high school history and social studies courses, along with other important historical figures from other major religions such as Moses, Muhammad and Siddartha Gautama, more...

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Buddhist Monks Offer Blessings Three Months After Tsunami Struck

March 25, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/162/story_16284_1.html

On March 25, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "At a 300-year-old Buddhist temple near where the Asian tsunami swept up to 2,000 people aboard a train to their deaths, dozens of monks chanted blessings Friday at an all-night ceremony to help the wandering spirits of those killed three months ago. As night fell on this southern coastal area...

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Ownership Dispute Divides Buddhist Temple in Oakland

March 22, 2005

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_2617430#top

On March 22, 2005 The Argus reported, "it's a very un-Buddhist thing for Buddhists to sue other Buddhists over a temple's ownership. It's even more surprising for monks to gossip, steal, file restraining orders and threaten fellow monks... The Oakland Buddhist Society dissidents are confused, said Community of Khmer Buddhists member Larry Hane. 'The signs they've been posting say we're...

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Olive Township Board Approves Building Plans for Buddhist Temple

March 18, 2005

Source: The Muskegon Chronicle

http://www.mlive.com/news/muchronicle/index.ssf?/base/news-4/111116070038200.xml

On March 18, 2005 The Muskegon Chronicle reported, "Olive Township officials have approved plans for a 4,500-square-foot Buddhist temple, but they want a $40,000 letter of credit as a guarantee the project will be completed. The Olive Township Board unanimously approved the Lao Buddhist Temple's plans Thursday for the building on...

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