Buddhism

Dalai Lama to Visit Idaho for Fourth 9/11 Anniversary

January 27, 2005

Source: The Idaho Statesman

http://www.idahostatesman.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2005501270364

On January 27, 2005 The Idaho Statesman reported, "The Dalai Lama plans to visit Sun Valley for the fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Organizers of September's trip say the Nobel Prize-winning spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists will address a general audience, conduct private meetings, speak at a news conference and talk to invited...

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Tibetan Monk Spared Life by Chinese Court

January 26, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4756633,00.html

On January 26, 2005 The Guardian reported, "A Chinese court on Wednesday spared the life of a Tibetan monk convicted in a series of fatal bombings, commuting his death sentence to life in prison, the government said, in a case that prompted an international outcry. Tenzin Deleg Rinpoche, 54, was convicted in December 2002 and given a death sentence with a two-year...

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China Demands Tibetan Support for Panchen Lama

January 25, 2005

Source: The Times of India

Wire Service: Reuters

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1000462.cms

On January 25, 2005 Reuters reported, "Chinese authorities have told senior religious leaders in a Tibetan area to urge the faithful to show more support for a top monk anointed by Beijing and on whom the future of the restive region may ride. The order was issued, together with a threat of punishment, in a closed-door...

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Multi-Religious Settlement Proposal Met with Controversy

January 24, 2005

Source: The Independent

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/story.jsp?story=603965

On January 24, 2005 The Independent reported, "The town is meant to offer a blueprint for the new Sri Lanka; a shining example of how the one million people left homeless by the tsunami will live out the rest of their days. But the beleaguered Muslims of the southern coastal town of Hambantota are furious at what their government has in store for them... According to...

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Two More Buddhists Killed in South

January 23, 2005

Source: Khaleej Times

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/theworld/2005/January/theworld_January532.xml&section=theworld

On January 23, 2005 the Khaleej Times reported, "Two Buddhist men have been shot dead by suspected Islamic militants in Thailand’s restive south, police said on Sunday, in the latest episode in violence that has claimed more than 570 lives since it flared...

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Chicago Police Videos Educate Force About Religious Faiths and Practices

January 23, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/23/national/23video.html

On January 23, 2005 The New York Times reported, "many men of the Sikh faith wear a small sword under their clothing. Orthodox Jews often refuse to move illegally parked cars on Saturdays. Outsiders may photograph statues in Buddhist temples, but not in Hindu ones. These are some of the insights in a series of videos the Chicago Police Department uses to train its officers in dealing...

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US Christian Aid Groups Raising Concern Amid Claims of Proselytizing

January 22, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/22/international/worldspecial4/22preach.html?pagewanted=1

On January 22, 2005 The New York Times reported, "A dozen Americans walked into a relief camp here, showering bereft parents and traumatized children with gifts, attention and affection. They also quietly offered camp residents something else: Jesus... The attempts at proselytizing are angering local Christian leaders...

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Spiritual Center in Ithaca Home to Many Religions

January 19, 2005

Source: The Ithaca Journal

http://www.theithacajournal.com/news/stories/20050119/localnews/1886821.html

On January 19, 2005 The Ithaca Journal reported, "located on Turkey Hill Road in Ithaca [NY], the Foundation of Light offers a unique spiritual experience for local residents who are looking for an environment that is accepting of all religious and nonreligious denominations. In the early 1970s, the Foundation of Light was established by Mabel...

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America’s Faiths Rally in Tsunami Relief Effort

January 13, 2005

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/features/20050113-9999-1c13wrapup.html

On January 13, 2005 The San Diego Union-Tribune reported, "In the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami has come a faith-based response of unprecedented aid, ongoing prayers and questions of why. The outpouring includes millions of dollars from Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, Jews and other faiths touched by this catastrophe and...

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Tsunami Unites But Also Divides People Along Religious and Ethnic Lines

January 12, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/12/international/worldspecial4/12religion.html?pagewanted=all

On January 12, 2005 The New York Times reported, "Across nations and religions there has been a search for explanations of not only why the tsunami came but why it killed some and not others - and a vibrant, sometimes virulent cottage industry is supplying them. Some discern a lesson that humanity should unite...

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Thich Nhat Hanh Returns to Vietnam After 40 Years

January 12, 2005

Source: Beliefnet.com/Deutsche Presse-Agentur

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/159/story_15950_1.html

On January 12, 2005 Deutsche Presse-Agentur reported, "Exiled Buddhist leader Thich Nhat Hanh set foot in Vietnam Wednesday for the first time in nearly 40 years...The monk has an international following among Buddhists in the United States and France where he has monasteries. The author of more than 80 books is described by his followers as the leading proponent of '...

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NY Church Holds Interfaith Service for World Peace

January 10, 2005

Source: The Journal News

http://www.thejournalnews.com/newsroom/011005/b05w10dedication.html

On January 10, 2005 The Journal News reported, "Religious leaders assembled yesterday to proclaim world peace and foster an understanding of people's differences and common bonds. Nine colorful batik banners with symbols representing the world's major religions and cultures were unveiled during a morning service at Memorial United Methodist Church. The flags...

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Taiwanese Company Ships Buddhist Temple's Tsunami Aid Free of Charge

January 9, 2005

Source: Taipei Times

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2005/01/09/2003218629

On January 9, 2005 the Taipei Times reported, "As a result of the coordination of a Taiwanese official in New York and a US congressman, Taiwan's shipping company, Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp, shipped the first of three containers of relief materials and supplies collected by a Buddhist temple in Queens, New York to Sri Lanka free of charge. Andrew Hsia,...

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