Buddhism

Growing Politico-Cultural Nationalism a Sinhala-Buddhist Version of Hindutva

January 26, 2004

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_547837,00410008.htm

On January 26, 2004 the Hindustan Times reported, "Sri Lanka is now witnessing the beginnings of a revivalist movement, the third in the last 100 years. Political circles here are abuzz with talk of the arrival of politico-cultural nationalism akin to Hindutva in neighbouring India. It is being described as Jathika Chinthanaya or National Consciousness, based on the island's 2,500...

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PM Urges People Not to View Murder of Monks as "Religious Conflict"

January 25, 2004

Source: Bangkok Post

http://www.bangkokpost.com/News/25Jan2004_news10.html

On January 25, 2004 the Bangkok Post reported, "Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has called for patience among people in the South, saying certain elements were trying to create religious conflict. Speaking on his weekly radio show, Mr. Thaksin said he had received a report on knife attacks that killed two monks and seriously wounded another yesterday morning. 'Please be patient. Don't take...

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History of Diversity in Southern New Jersey

January 24, 2004

Source: The Press of Atlantic City

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/lifestyle/012404J24OLDCHURCHES.html

On January 24, 2004 The Press of Atlantic City reported on the diverse history of religious migration to Southern New Jersey. The article traces the migration of Quakers, Baptists and "Separatists" from the Church of England in the late 17th century, Welsh Baptists, Presbyterians, African-American Christians, Catholics, Jews, and the...

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In Hectic LA, Buddhism Brings Peace of Mind

January 24, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs24jan24,1,5715458.story?coll=la-headlines-california

On January 24, 2004 the Los Angeles Times published a profile on Steven Wass, a formerly troubled man who found freedom through Buddhism. "Today, Wass is known as Gen-la Samden Gyatso, a 'realized' Buddhist teacher, who is deputy spiritual director of the New Kadampa Tradition, which describes...

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Dalai Lama to Give Teachings for World Peace in Ontario

January 23, 2004

Source: International Campaign for Tibet

http://www.savetibet.org/News/News.cfm?ID=2272&c=6

On January 23, 2004 International Campaign for Tibet website posted a press release from the Canadian Tibetan Association of Ontario that reported, "Thousands of Buddhists from across North America and other parts of the world are gathering in Toronto this spring to participate in one of the Buddhist faith’s most important teachings and initiation conducted by His...

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Interfaith Calendar

January 22, 2004

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http ://w ww.dallasnews.com/s/dws/dn/religion/stories/010304dnrelcalendar.7706.html

On January 22, 2004 The Dallas Morning News published an interfaith calendar marking the most important holidays of the world's major religions.

Vietnamese New Year in Wichita

January 22, 2004

Source: Wichita Eagle

http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/7765731.htm

On January 22, 2004 the Wichita Eagle reported on local celebrations of the Vietnamese New Year. Special religious services will be held at the Phap Hoa Buddhist Temple and the Church of the Magdalen. About 6,860 Vietnamese live in Wichita, making up 2 percent of the population, according to 2000 census figures. They are the largest group among the Asian population in Wichita.

Vietnamese New Year in Kansas

January 17, 2004

Source: Kansas.com

http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/living/7729787.htm

On January 17, 2004 Kansas.com reported that the Vietnamese New Year will be celebrated in Wichita by at least two congregations this week with events open to the public. The Phap Hoa Buddhist Temple will have an event to "welcome the ancestry spirits" on Wednesday. The Vietnamese Roman Catholics will also take part in a special Mass at the Church of the Magdalen.

Vietnamese New Year in Mississippi

January 16, 2004

Source: The Sun Herald

http://www.sunherald.com/mld/sunherald/7722724.htm

On January 16, 2004 The Sun Herald reported, "The Year 4701 is the Year of the Monkey, and for millions of Asians around the world, it will begin on Thursday. Koreans, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and other Asians living in South Mississippi will celebrate privately and with special services at Vietnamese Christian churches and the Buddhist temple on Biloxi's Point Cadet. Throughout the day,...

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World Religions Day in Redlands, CA

January 15, 2004

Source: Redland Daily Facts

http ://w ww.redlandsdailyfacts.com/Stories/0,1413,209~22484~1893532,00.html

On January 15, 2004 Redland Daily Facts reported that "a local observance of World Religion Day is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 18. The program will include representatives from major world religions, including Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam and the Baha'i faith. 'The aim of World Religion Day is to foster the establishment of interfaith understanding and harmony by emphasizing the common...

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Jikji-sa Temple Preserves History in Midst of Modern Renovations

January 14, 2004

Source: The Korea Times

http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/culture/200401/kt2004011419504611000.htm

On January 14, 2004 The Korea Times ran a travel story featuring the Jikji-sa Temple in Kimchon: "Located on the eastern gentle foothills of Mt. Hwangak approximately 20 minutes from downtown Kimchon, Jikji-sa, which was built in 418 A.D., is also one of the first temples in Korea. Originally consisting of over 40 buildings, only 20 of them remain today...

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Hawaii's First Homegrown Buddhist Minister

January 13, 2004

Source: The Honolulu Advertiser

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2004/Jan/13/il/il04a.html

On January 13, 2004 The Honolulu Advertiser published an interview with Mary Beth Jiko Oshima-Nakade, who "received her Buddhist ministerial training in Kona, on the Big Island, and is Hawai'i's first homegrown minister of a major Buddhist sect. She serves as Assistant minister at Daifukuji Soto Mission in Kona — a trend other major Buddhist sects watch...

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No to Exams on Lunar New Year

January 13, 2004

Source: Sing Tao Daily

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1220

On January 13, 2004 Sing Tao Daily reported, "By scheduling mid-year exams on Lunar New Year’s Day, some New York public high schools have incensed the Chinese community. On Jan. 13, under pressure from the community, Joel Klein, chancellor of the NYC Department of Education (DOE), sent letters to school principals asking them to rearrange exam dates for students who’d like to...

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