Buddhism

Largest Buddhist Temple on the South Shore of MA

June 25, 2003

Source: Boston Herald

http://www.townonline.com/braintree/news/local_regional/bra_newbfcathybuddhisttemple06252003.htm

On June 25, 2003 the Boston Herald reported that "for decades, the sprawling building at 155 Quincy Ave. tended the bodies of the frail elderly as Resthaven Nursing Home... Today, it tends the souls of hundreds of worshippers as a resplendent Buddhist temple... The transformation from a healer of bodies to a...

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The Pluralism Project in Texas

June 21, 2003

Source: American Statesman

http://www.statesman.com/metrostate/content/auto/epaper/editions/today/metro_state_e34f30a8168722130086.html

On June 21, 2003 the American Statesman reported that "recent college graduate Joe Laycock is spending his spare time this summer at Buddhist temples and mosques and with Sikhs in backrooms of yoga studios... Laycock, an Austin resident who will pursue a master's of theological...

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The Pluralism Project Recognized by Webby Awards

June 21, 2003

Source: Dallas Morning News

http://www.kansas.com/mld/eagle/6136000.htm

On June 21, 2003 the Dallas Morning News reported that "in recognition of the radical changes in the American religious landscape of the past 30 years, [The Pluralism Project, Webby-award winning Web site developed by Diana L. Eck at Harvard University] was initiated to study and document religious communities, particularly those of immigrant communities... Through...

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Stanford Baccalaureate Celebration Acknowledges Diverse Religious Traditions

June 18, 2003

Source: Stanford Report

http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2003/june18/bac-618.html

On June 18, 2003 the Stanford Report reported that "Sumir Meghani, a graduating senior in economics, read... lines of Hindu scripture Saturday morning in the Quad at the beginning of the 2003 [Stanford] Baccalaureate Celebration... The event, which also included readings, prayers and music from the Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Christian and Shinto traditions, took place on an...

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Interfaith Activity in Dutchess County, NY

June 15, 2003

Source: Poughkeepsie Journal

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/sunday/localnews/stories/lo061503s12_p.shtml

On June 15, 2003 the Poughkeepsie Journal reported that "Dutchess County [NY] truly is a melting pot of religious faiths -- and religious tolerance... 'In many ways the county is very diverse and it breeds tolerance,' said Michael Tori, a religion professor at Marist College... The county may be nearly three-fourths Roman Catholic, but...

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Buddhist Celebration to Occur in Central Park

June 7, 2003

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/boroughs/story/90148p-81999c.html

On June 7, 2003 the New York Daily News reported that "the biggest Buddhist bash of the year begins at 12:25 p.m. today with a blissed-out gong bang on the Great Hill of Central Park - a devotee wielding a wooden mallet will strike a bronze gong 108 times, once every three seconds, to clear the air of bad vibes. 'Traditionally, there are 108 forms of ignorance, or evil...

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Majority of New Immigrants to the U.S. Are Christian

June 7, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/la-me-religbriefs7.2jun07,0,1583044.story

On June 7, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "nearly two-thirds of new immigrants to the United States are Christian, fueled mostly by Catholics coming from Latin America, according to research sponsored by several government agencies. Forty-two percent of immigrants are Catholic, 19% are Protestant and 4% are Eastern Orthodox, according to a study of almost 1...

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Buddhists Gather in Utah to Change Minds

June 7, 2003

Source: BYU News Net

http://newsnet.byu.edu/story.cfm/44591

On June 7, 2003 the BYU News Net reported that "members from several different sects of Buddhism came to the Jordan Peace Park in Salt Lake City, Saturday, June 7, for music, poetry, dancing and meditation... Change Your Mind Day, a Buddhist gathering, takes place in over 30 cities across the United States... This year marked the third annual celebration of the event in Utah... During the tradition, different Buddhists come...

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