Buddhism

Buddhist Abess Brings Vision to Zen Monastery in CA

April 29, 2004

Source: The ContraCosta Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/8547684.htm

On April 29, 2004 The ContraCosta Times reported "Jian Pin Shi had her whole life mapped out in front of her. Born and raised in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, she obtained bachelor's and master's degrees in English literature from two of the nation's top universities. English literature was her passion; she longed to share her knowledge through teaching. But a visit to Ling Chuan...

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Security Forces Kill Over 100 Militants in Muslim South

April 29, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A48573-2004Apr28.html?referrer=email

On April 29, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "Thai security forces repulsed a coordinated attack by scores of Islamic fighters against police posts in three provinces on Wednesday, killing at least 107 of the fighters in an attempt to quell a simmering insurgency in the Muslim-majority south, authorities reported. The assault...

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Center For Religious Tolerance Opens at Rice

April 29, 2004

Source: Rice News

http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~toler/information.html

On April 29, 2004 Rice News reported, "The Boniuk Center for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance, which was formally announced April 22, was made possible by a gift from Dr. Milton Boniuk and his wife, Laurie. 'Advancing the cause of religious tolerance is surely one of the greatest challenges of our age,' said Rice President Malcolm Gillis. 'The Boniuk Center will be concerned with...

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Curriculum Watchdog Recommends Teaching About UK's Six Major Religions in Public Schools

April 27, 2004

Source: The Independent

http://education.independent.co.uk/news/story.jsp?story=515677

On April 27, 2004 The Independent reported, "Children should begin to learn about another religion alongside Christianity from the age of five, according to new government guidelines on teaching religious education published yesterday. By the time they have finished compulsory education, they should have learnt about the six principal religions represented in the UK -...

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Buddhists Continue Zoning Battle in Conn.

April 26, 2004

Source: The Newtown Bee

http://www.newtownbee.com/News.asp?s=News-2004-04-22-14-17-19p1.htm

On April 26, 2004 The Newtown Bee reported, "Concluding that the traffic burden on the narrow, winding Oakview Road would be overwhelming, Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members have rejected a developer's proposed zone change, which had been sought as part of a proposal to build 80 age-restricted condominiums on a 52-acre site near Newtown High...

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Methodist Builds Buddhist Temple Replica in Honor of All Faiths

April 24, 2004

Source: The Daily Press

http://www.dailypress.com/news/local/dp-96441sy0apr26,0,1574966.story?coll=dp-news-local-final

On April 24, 2004 The Daily Press reported, "People wonder what that blue thing with all the wooden scaffolding is in Samuel Glasscock's Chuckatuck back yard. 'Some of them come right out and ask me,' said Glasscock, the 72-year-old chairman of the board of the Louise Obici Hospital and a former state delegate...

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Government Watchdog Urges Public Schools to Teach About Religious Diversity

April 23, 2004

Source: The Independent

http://education.independent.co.uk/news/story.jsp?story=514328

On April 23, 2004 The Independent reported, "Schools will be urged to teach their pupils about a broad range of religious faiths - not just Christianity - in new guidance to be published next week. The guidance, from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), the Government's exams watchdog, will suggest that pupils should be given an understanding of Islam,...

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Taiko Drum Player Spreads the Rhythmic Word

April 23, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/lifestyle/la-et-rense23apr23,1,7410438.story?coll=la-home-style

On April 23, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Rev. Tom Kurai doesn't make a lot of noise about his work, but he makes a lot of noise in his work. The soft-spoken, genial abbot of the Sozenji Zen Buddhist Temple in Montebello ministers with a drum. He spreads the rhythmic word... Kurai is one of the...

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A Barn Becomes a Buddhist Temple in Minn.

April 23, 2004

Source: Duluth Town News

http://www.duluthsuperior.com/mld/duluthsuperior/8504886.htm

On April 23, 2004 Duluth Town News reported, "Members of a local Buddhist organization have dreams of building a large temple filled with 3,000 people in southwestern Minnesota. For now, they'll settle for a 16-by-20-foot addition to a revamped farmhouse. To make way for a growing Laotian community here, Nobles County officials approved the use of the farmhouse as a makeshift...

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Sri Lankan Buddhists Celebrate New Year in Indiana

April 23, 2004

Source: The Journal Gazette

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/fortwayne/news/local/8466556.htm

On April 23, 2004 The Journal Gazette reported, "The New Year, called Aluth Avuradah in Sinhalese, the language of Sri Lanka, is based on a lunar calendar and occurs April 14, said Sriyan Perera, a member of the Indiana Buddhist Temple on Webster Street. The Sri Lankan immigrants rang in their first new year in their year-old temple Sunday with Buddhist services, a feast...

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Religious Diversity Transforms Montgomery County

April 22, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A31342-2004Apr21.html

On April 22, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "The gold-plated dome of the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring gleams in the afternoon sun. Next door, the bright Mediterranean-blue roof and golden-topped spires of the St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church shine in sharp religious and architectural contrast. Beside it are the simple white buildings of the...

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Photographer Talks About His Book Depicting "Living Faith"

April 22, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/144/story_14482_1.html

On April 22, 2004 Beliefnet.com posted an interview with Dinesh Khanna about his photographic documentation of India in his new book, Living Faith. The article reported, "A decade ago, photographer Dinesh Khanna set out to record his fellow Indians' everyday lives and the country's kaleidescopic culture. Two collections have come out of his journey: 'Bazaar' (2001) and his new book, '...

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